Author Profile

Daniel Dillard | Associate Dean of Georgetown Campus and Bachelor’s Programs, South Seattle College

Current Position and Past Experience
Since 2015, Dan Dillard, Ph.D., has served as Associate Dean at South Seattle College – previously for the division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and currently for its Georgetown campus, which houses all of the college’s bachelor’s degree, apprenticeship, and short-term training programs. Dillard also teaches the occasional World Religion course for South’s department of Continuing Education.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dillard holds a Ph.D. in American Religious History (with a secondary area in Islamic History) from Florida State University, where he also taught for a number of years. His dissertation, “Environmental Religion and the American Transcendentalist Legacy,” examined the nineteenth-century roots of nature-oriented spirituality in American culture. He holds an M.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Denver and earned a B.A. in English and Religion from Hendrix College.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dillard loves traveling and exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Dr. Erin Scherer, and two young sons. While they currently reside in Seattle, Dr. Scherer recently accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and they’re looking forward to new adventures in Atlanta!

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