McDaniel Named Associate Provost for Distance Education

Posted: March 17, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

By Robin Herron

J. Goodlett McDaniel

J. Goodlett McDaniel, currently half-time associate provost for distance education and associate dean for business development for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), has been selected as full-time associate provost for distance education after a competitive search.

As he assumes the post on a full-time basis, McDaniel says, “My initial focus will be on accreditation and building quality courses and programs.”

McDaniel has held the half-time associate provost for distance education position since it was created in 2007.

“It’s been a real pleasure to collaborate with Goodlett over the past two years, as he has worked with many units to move distance activities forward, and I eagerly await the results of further efforts now that the position has been more fully defined,” says Provost Peter Stearns.

Since assuming the distance education post, McDaniel established a distance education council to provide direction and set goals for Mason. Over the past few years, distance education enrollment has increased by 66 percent. (Read more about Mason and distance education in the Gazette article.)

McDaniel joined the CHHS faculty in 2003. Initially, he taught in the doctoral and master’s nursing education programs. As associate dean, he was responsible for business development, marketing and finance for the college.

McDaniel worked for many years in health care management before returning to teaching. He has been a program director, assistant administrator, corporate regional marketing director, interim CEO and consultant. He also has been a clinical specialist in adult mental health since 1995.

McDaniel has provided training for a number of organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers, Barnett Bank (now Bank of America), Hardee’s Food Systems Inc., Virginia Natural Gas and the American Cancer Society.

Before coming to Mason, McDaniel helped create and direct one of the largest distance-learning RN-to-BSN programs in the country at Jacksonville University.

McDaniel was a member of Gov. Mark Warner’s Task Force on Information Technology and Healthcare. He was the chair of the Mental Health Association in northeast Florida from 1999 to 2000 and has served on a number of human services boards.

McDaniel received a BSN from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), MSN in community mental health from East Carolina University, EdD from North Carolina State University and MBA from Jacksonville University.

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