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President Myers Bio

Inauguration of Misericordia University's 15th President - Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D. April 22, 2022
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Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D., President, Misericordia University 

Daniel J. Myers, Ph.D. assumed the presidency on July 1, 2021. He is the 15th president in the institution’s 97-year history.

Dr. Myers previously served as provost at American University and Marquette University. Before that, he spent 17 years at the University of Notre Dame, serving as vice president and associate provost for Faculty Affairs, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Letters, and as chair of the Department of Sociology. Dr. Myers had also been the director of Faculty Development and Research in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and he founded and directed the Center for the Study of Social Movements.

Dr. Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, before completing a master’s and doctorate in sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a well-known expert in the study of collective behavior and social movements. He has published books and articles primarily focused on protest and unrest, the diffusion of social phenomena, social psychology, and urban politics. He has won awards for both his research and teaching.