Mark Ross Daniels


Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse
Oregon State Hospital

1979
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science

Mr. Daniels does assessments of patients’ medical and mental health needs, administration of medications, support with activities of daily living, coordination of care with Physicians, implementation of physicians’ orders, and provides hope, respect and dignity to all patients. Mr. Daniels teaches online, most recently “Statistics for Health Care Professionals,” a graduate level course for Grand Canyon University.

Education
  • PhD, The University of Georgia 1979 Political Science
  • BSN, Duquesne University 2012
  • MA, Southern Illinois University 1975 Political Science
  • AB, Valparaiso University 1973 Political Science
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Reading novels, flying (private pilot), hiking, biking, scuba, foreign movies, coffee coffee coffee.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

When I was asked by Dr. Frank Gibson, in the doctoral PA Seminar, “who was the author of the Hawthorne Studies,” and I froze and answered, “Dr. Hawthorne?” As a teaching assistant, I once took a class outside on the lawn, and since it was Homecoming weekend approaching, the Kappa Alpha fraternity suddenly appeared, on horseback, galloping down the street dressed as Confederate Cavalry. Since I was from Chicago (Illinois: The Land of Lincoln) I was left speechless. My class thought it was very funny.

My Top Three Career Tips

Emphasize research and quantitative skills: these are much needed in both the public sector and in the academic marketplace.

Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Volunteer, Senior Center, Slippery Rock Township, PA 2008-2009. Volunteer, Catholic Charities Free Health Center, Pittsburgh PA 2011-1012. Board Member, Wesley Foundation, University of Memphis 1993-1997.

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

TK Harty’s. Beer Beer Beer. No where. I was financially broke. I started my car once a week for groceries and laundry. I drank a lot of cheap beer. At TK Harty’s. Does the library and computer center count?

Recent Honors / Awards

Books: Editor of Creating Sustainable Community Programs, Praeger Publishers 2001; Editor of Medicaid Reform and the American States: The Politics of Managed Care, Auburn House publishers, 1997; and author of Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradox, ME Sharpe, 1998. Rookie of the Year, Outpatient Mental Health, Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh PA. 2014. Transitional Health Care Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for Abilities Resources, Tulsa OK 1990 $700,000. Family Savings Program, Butler and Beaver Counties, PA, Department of Economic and Community Development, $286,000