As Associate Director of State Policy for Advance CTE, Dan works on a number of different projects related to state policy, including supporting project teams for the New Skills ready network, providing state technical assistance, and developing publications and resources for Advance CTE members. He also helps manage grants to support environmental literacy in Career Technical Education (CTE) and to modernize the National Career Clusters Framework®. Previously, Dan supported the Lumina Foundation-sponsored Area Technical Centers research project (areatechnicalcenters.org), and led the annual Year in Review and the tracking of state legislation affecting CTE.
Before joining Advance CTE, Dan worked most recently doing career and workforce development advising for undergraduate students. Dan is an avid player of board games and loves going to concerts and supporting his beloved Philadelphia Eagles.
Dan originally hails from eastern Pennsylvania. After gaining undergraduate degrees in Middle Grades Education and Communication Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia, he moved to rural Ohio to facilitate federal grants and run academic enrichment programs for a local school district. Moving back to the East Coast in 2017, Dan received his Masters in Education Policy Studies from the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.