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Daniel Dillard, PhD Assistant Dean

As an Assistant Dean, Daniel Dillard is responsible for overseeing programs providing academic advising and support, working with students and faculty on issues affecting students’ academic performance, and serving as a College liaison to Emory University offices such as the Office of Accessibility Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; and Student Intervention Services. As Assistant Dean, he also supports the Faculty Committee on Academic Standards and co-chairs a weekly meeting of University offices on at-risk students and those in crisis.

Dean Dillard comes to Emory from South Seattle College where he served for several years as Associate Dean and taught the occasional World Religion course. He holds a PhD in American Religious History (secondary area: Islamic History) from Florida State University and taught in the Religion and Humanities departments there for a number of years. He has over a decade of experience in higher education administration, split equally between academic affairs and student services, and is certified in the advising areas of financial aid, veterans, and international students.


  • PhD, American Religious History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • MA, Comparative Religion, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • BA, Religion and English, Hendrix College, Conway, AR
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