Dan’s decision to attend PVCC was a pragmatic one. “It was the college that geographically served my community and provided me with the most economical option to begin my college education.” Dan describes PVCC as a college that provides great educational opportunities in a setting that promotes student engagement. “Faculty are very accessible to students, and many of the courses truly promoted a collaborative environment. My most positive memory from attending PVCC was the great diversity of individuals, both students and faculty, with whom I was able to interact.”
The most influential instructor he encountered while at PVCC was Bahman Maneshni. His passion for teaching and his area of expertise were compelling and engaging. His economics courses were Dan’s favorites as they “helped to change my understanding of what drives economic decisions and provided me with the foundation for a unique perspective amongst my peers today.”
“My education from PVCC served as the foundation that carried me throughout the remainder of my college studies. Many of the courses at PVCC shaped both my understanding of higher education and of the world around me.”
After leaving PVCC, Dan earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Scottsdale Community College and then went on to the University of Iowa to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. After completing his doctoral studies, Dan accepted a full time faculty position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation where he teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In addition to his faculty position, he continues to maintain part-time clinical practice in child neurology.