Dan received his B.A. in Journalism from Wichita State University in 1981. He worked as a reporter and journalist for fourteen different newspapers, and gained his M.A. in Communication from WSU in 1993. He had been an editor at The Wichita Eagle prior to taking a position as Associate Professor in the Elliot School of Communication at WSU. Dan's career included radio broadcasting, public relations, advertising, photography and design. He has written award-winning fiction and poetry, and was adviser of the WSU student paper, THE SUNFLOWER for sixteen years. He was a DART Fellow at Columbia University in New York in 2011.
August 29, 1958 - May 28, 2022