Making Higher Education a Better Place
Dr. Daniel O. Wilson
Obtaining a higher education degree can be a daunting journey for many students, especially for first-generation college students. However, when it comes to inspiring college students to graduate, Dr. Daniel O. Wilson’s mission and ultimate call in life is to see every student succeed academically. The motto that Dr. Wilson lives by is: “changing futures, changing lives, one day at a time”.
Obtaining a higher education degree can be a daunting journey for many students, especially for first-generation college students.
However, when it comes to inspiring college students to graduate, Dr. Daniel O. Wilson’s mission and ultimate call in life is to see every student succeed academically. The motto that Dr. Wilson lives by is: “changing futures, changing lives, one day at a time”.
Growing up as a first-generation college student, Dr. Wilson was blessed to start his academic journey at Louisburg College. From the moment he stepped foot on campus, his life changed forever. It was at Louisburg College where Dr. Wilson found his call to one-day help students like himself to succeed. After graduating high school, Dr. Wilson earned a basketball scholarship to play at Louisburg College under the head coach of Enid Drake. From there, he received another basketball scholarship at Longwood University in Farmville, VA., where he also obtained his Bachelor’s in Sociology. It was at this point when it hit Dr. Wilson that his dream of playing in the NBA was only but a dream. He then became serious about pursuing his call and passion in life—helping students to be academically successful.
He then went on to earn his Master’s in Human Services at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago IL. Dr. Wilson held true to his goal in life. He came back to Louisburg College, only this time to start his career as an admissions counselor. Dr. Wilson is currently serving as the Dean of Student Enrollment Services at Nash Community College and is currently an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching Doctoral candidates. Through his continuous research efforts, it is his ultimate goal to make the world of higher education a better place where students may dream, thrive, and become tomorrow’s leaders.
Ph.D. (April 2015) Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois
Business Psychology, Organizational Leadership
Dissertation topic: A Phenomenological Study on North Carolina Community College Leaders Inspiring First Generation African American College Students to Graduate
Ph.D. (2010-Transferred to TCSPP) Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ
General Psychology (18 graduate hours)
M.A. (May 2010) Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Human Services & Counseling (Emphasis: Executive Leadership)
B.S. (May 2008) Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
Through his continuous research efforts, it is Dr. Daniel Wilson’s ultimate goal to make the world of higher education a better place where students may dream, thrive, and become tomorrow’s leaders.
Dr. Daniel Wilson’s
I believe the students are tomorrow leaders…
No matter what cultural, race, or ethnic background my students are, I strongly believe that each of the students that I teach has the potential to make a difference in the world. My daily motto that I constantly live by is to inspire the students that I teach on a day-to-day basis to perform at an optimal level through various innovative and technological approaches. As an educator, I am committed to student success and empowering students to utilize the knowledge and skills they are taught to make a difference in the global workplace.
Through quality instruction, they will learn to lead…
As a transformational leader, I see the importance of always providing my students with an opportunity to lead through my pedagogical teaching methodologies. As a transformational leader, I seek to motivate students through optimism, enthusiasm, and a shared commitment toward academic success and engagement. I believe that leadership is a privilege that carries with it a responsibility to inspire students, to encourage them to be academically successful along with inspiring them to reach their educational goals. Teaching, from my perspective, is an opportunity to cultivate, inspire, empower, and make a difference in each student’s life.
I help each student find their intrinsic motivation…
The essence of my teaching philosophy is also geared towards helping students to think ethically, morally, critically, and spiritually. Consequently, this influences my students to become inquisitive about their discipline and motivate them to become engaged. My teaching philosophy is creative that ultimately inspire students to be confident and take initiative with their academics. With my passion for helping students succeed academically, they become proud individuals who aspire to move beyond the status quo.
I will become a lifelong learner to teach my students effectively…
I’m intrinsically motivated on a day-to-day basis to see the students whom I teach enjoy learning. I am dedicated and even more passionate about acquiring knowledge and skills to see the excitement in my students’ eyes when learning new concepts or theories. My role as an educator always provides me with an opportunity for continual learning and growth. I am dedicated to learning all I can in every situation so that I may be knowledgeable and competent to teach our future students.
Courses Taught / Currently Teaching
Intergroup Conflict Resolution
PB566, Doctoral Level, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Personality & Lifespan in the Workplace
OL539, Doctoral Level, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Ethical Challenges of Leadership
MOL520, Graduate Level, Indiana Wesleyan University
MOL515, Graduate Level, Indiana Wesleyan University
Organizational Behavior and Communication
MOL525, Graduate Level, Indiana Wesleyan University
Organizational Learning and Change
MOL530, Graduate Level, Indiana Wesleyan University
East Carolina University
General Psychology 150
Pitt Community College
Interpersonal Psychology 118
Beaufort County Community College
ACA College Student Success 111
Beaufort County Community College
General Psychology 150
Critical Thinking 111
Keyboarding and Document Processing 112
Career Development 111
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