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Daniel Knox

Daniel Knox Director, Institute for Systems Innovation and Improvement

Daniel Knox is the Senior Policy Advisor for NASH and the Assistant Provost for Academic Planning & Student Success at SUNY System Administration. He holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University at Albany, SUNY. His primary role is to work collaboratively with SUNY stakeholders to develop, implement, and assess transfer policies across SUNY’s 64 campuses. In addition, he supervises several related student success initiatives, including SUNY’s Reverse Transfer program, university wide cross registration, and provides program direction for SUNY’s Degree Planning and Audit initiative (Degree Works). In fall 2017, Dr. Knox began serving as co-principal investigator for the College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative, a 5-year project funded by the New York State District Attorney’s Office to pilot the delivery of standardized college programming in prisons operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The project is intended to help incarcerated students earn college degrees and support their successful reentry into the community, and reduce recidivism. Prior to working at SUNY, Dr. Knox taught 8th grade

English Language Arts in New York City as a member of Teach for America and Earth Science at a residential psychiatric treatment center in Chicago. Through his research at the University at Albany, he has published articles, book chapters, and conference papers on transfer policy, technology implementation, shared governance, accountability, the cross-border regulation of branch campuses, and electronic monitoring in higher education.