PROFILE | Daniel Knox
Daniel Knox Director, Institute for Systems Innovation and Improvement
Daniel Knox is the Director of the Institute for Systems Innovation and Improvement (‘the Institute’), which aims to improve coordination and performance of NASH member systems to advance equitable student outcomes. Under Dr. Knox leadership, the Institute was among the first organizations to apply improvement science principles to the public higher education context at scale through NASH Improvement Communities (NICs), which currently includes over 15 systems, 36 campus teams, and approximately 340 individuals solving problems of practice related to transfer, course sharing, and equitable degree completion. In addition, Dr. Knox led the Systems Metrics Task Force, which developed a novel baseline study of public higher education system impact related NASH’s key metrics, Degree and Credential Completion, Social Mobility, and Student Debt. Dr. Knox is also working on applying AI to transfer student advising in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Computational Approaches to Human Learning Lab. Previously, Dr. Knox held the position of Assistant Provost at the State University of New York, where he engaged in developing, implementing, and assessing broad-scale policy, research, and technology initia¬tives aimed at supporting student success and closing equity gaps, with a particular focus on transfer policy. 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.