Educator & President of Ward College
Daniel Geiter, Ed. D.
Daniel Geiter, Ed.D. has been involved in higher education as a student, intern, and employee since his 2008 return to college as an adult learner. He has spent the past seven years working in student work-study programs at Moraine Valley Community College and as both a Program Assistant in the African American Studies Program and a Research Assistant at Saint Xavier University. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation in the Higher Education and Organization Change Program at Benedictine University.
As a convicted felon, Daniel has placed focus on issues relating to incarceration rates of African American men, a central point of his academic research. His belief is that the new frontier in research on underserved populations is no longer access to education. Currently, he serves as president of Ward College, a new institution of higher education on the South Side of Chicago dedicated to unleashing the potential of the whole student by setting the standard for virtue, responsiveness and effectiveness in student-centered higher education.