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Joann McDaniel

Joann McDaniel

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs


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Office: 2041 AA
Phone: (734) 764-0397

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. (Classical Archaeology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995 M.A. (Classical Archaeology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991 M. A. (Latin), University of Georgia, 1981
A.B. (English), University of Georgia, 1975


Joann McDaniel began her administrative career just after college as a financial aid officer at the University of Georgia. The lure of academia, however, was strong, and she returned to school to pursue graduate work in philology. A Rockefeller Fellowship in 1987 allowed her to explore classical archaeology and soon she forsook classical philology for the charms of the field. Her subsequent academic work has focused on the political aspects of Roman Imperial sculpture. As a field archaeologist, she specializes in small finds analysis, and is particularly knowledgeable about artifacts relating to Roman seaports. She has worked at sites in Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt, and taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.

After a number of years teaching at the secondary school and university level, McDaniel returned to her administrative roots in 2000 when she came to UM to work in Academic Advising at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Her commitment to provide creative and original responses to the problems of academic services made her a good fit for her current position at A&D, which she has held since 2004. As the Director of Undergraduate Academic Services, she is involved with many aspects of the undergraduate experience from recruiting prospective students, to advising current students and confirming the graduates-to-be.