Philosophy of Teaching: Professor Daniels' classes focus on gaining the tools to investigate and write about psychological topics. Although he teaches the canonical approaches to psychological topics, he also gives students perspectives to question these dominant narratives and look at those experiences unacknowledged by psychology's traditional viewpoints. His upper level courses center on preparing future mental health workers for the rigors of the professional world.
Special areas of expertise and research interests: Professor Daniels spent the better part of a decade practicing psychotherapy, counseling, and case management in community clinics and private practice. In addition to a strong grounding in diagnostics, he has a special interest in the spiritual, soulful, and religious aspects of the human condition. Themes from fiction and film often show up in his classroom including the works of Dante and Lovecraft. Professor Daniels sees socio-economics and culture as critical factors too often ignored by psychology.
Teaching background: Beginning in undergraduate, Professor Daniels tutored peers in psychology. After his Master's degree, he began offering in-service trainings for mental health professionals. He has taught in urban community colleges, a Master's of counseling program, as well as special topic private lectures
- PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a focus on Jungian and Imaginal Psychology
- MA from Duquesne University with an emphasis on Existential/Phenomenological Psychology
- BA from Baldwin-Wallace College