Daniel participates in Alumni Speaker Series
Dr. Annie Daniel, director of veterinary instructional design and outcomes assessment at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, spoke to students on Oct. 13 during the college's Alumni Speaker Series. Daniel told students about her college experience and career path.
The New Orleans native took a nontraditional route, starting college after she was married and had children. While an undergraduate, she served as a Les Voyageur and was involved with the college. She graduated in 1994 with a degree in home economics and started working as teacher in the East Baton Rouge Public School System.
Daniel continued as a graduate student part-time, while working. She received her master’s degree in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2001.
She eventually found her passion in teaching how to teach. She served as the assistant director of the Teaching, Learning, Technology, and Culture Center at Dillard University and the director of the Office of Medical Education at Tulane University School of Medicine. She also worked at Des Moines University as the director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning & Associate Professor of Public Health before joining the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
She said her career has taken her in places she didn’t expect to go.
“Who knew that a home economics teacher could be over teaching at a whole university,” she said.
She encouraged students to look for areas where they can make a difference.
“Being familiar with your skillset and how you can use them in different environments is very important,” Daniel told the students.
Daniel also spoke about her experience as a visiting professor in Taiwan, where she has been teaching sociology for the past few years during summer.