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Dr. David Daniels devoted much of his career helping students to learn more about the world and its inhabitants. He has retired as professor emeritus if geography after more than 31 years of service to the university.
Currently residing in Eureka, Ill., Dr. Daniels taught courses such as World Geography and Research Methods in Geography as a faculty member in the College or Arts and Sciences.
He came to the university in 1969 after teaching previously at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.
In addition to teaching, he was active in a number of professional organizations devoted to his field, including the Association for American Geographers, Missouri Council for Geographic Education, National Council for Geographic Education, and Gamma Theta Upsilon, a national honorary professional geographical society.
Dr. Daniels received a bachelor’s degree from Central in 1962. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1966 and a doctorate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1974.