Danielle M. Nied was most recently an Assistant Director for Residence Education in Housing and Residence Life at Saint Louis University. In this position, Danielle oversaw the department’s residential education initiatives including directing the Learning Community program and theme housing, creating the Residential Curriculum, and managing assessment for the department. Before this role, Danielle also served as an Assistant Director supervising full-time residence hall coordinators and advising the Residence Hall Association. Early in her careerDanielle was a Hall Director at Colorado State University and the University of Maryland College Park.
Danielle is the immediate past Chair of the Associate of College and University Housing Officers international (ACUHO-I) Academic Initiatives Conference. She is also a past chair of the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Coalition for Sexuality and Gender Identities (CSGI).
Danielle has published works centered on social identity and higher education, the first a co-authored ASHE book titled Allies for Inclusion: Disability and Equity in Higher Education and the second a co-authored journal article titled Exploring identities and interactions of african american and asian american college students: Interdisciplinary approach.
Danielle is a doctoral candidate for her Ph.D. in Higher Education at Saint Louis University. She received her M.S in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University and her B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University.
Danielle is an avid runner. She has completed five out of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors. When not traveling or running, Danielle is spending time with her partner, their daughter, and her adorable Pomeranian.
Danielle is most looking forward to the amazing curricular and co-curricular experiences that Semester at Sea provides. Her passion is to see students enjoy a learning experience that complements the classroom knowledge. Semester at Sea is the ultimate learning community for students!