Philip Daniel

Returning Retiree, Department of Educational Studies
Wm & Mary Flesher Em Prof EdAd, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Educational Administration

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  • JD, Northern Illinois University
  • EdD, University of Illinois, Urbana

He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, with further study at the Catholic University School of Law. Dr. Daniel did post doctoral work in higher education administration as an American Council on Education (A.C.E.) fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests


Philip T.K. Daniel is the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration and adjunct professor of Law at The Ohio State University. Previously, he held professorial posts at the University of Minnesota, Kent State University, and Northern Illinois University where he served as Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School.


In 1993 Dr. Daniel received Ohio State's highest honor for faculty, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, and was subsequently inducted into the university's Academy of Distinguished Teaching. He was president of the Education Law Association (ELA) 2004-05 and served as a member of the ELA Board of Directors from 1999-2005. In 2006 the Education Law Association bestowed upon him the Marion McGhehey Award, the highest award of the organization for his research in and service to the field.

Selected Publications

Professor Daniel is the author of numerous refereed articles, law review articles, book chapters, monographs, and reports and is co-author of the books, LAW AND PUBLIC EDUCATION; EDUCATION LAW AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: A COMPENDIUM; and the upcoming, LAW, POLICY, AND HIGHER EDUCATION. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of West's Education Law Reporter, and is on the editorial boards of the Brigham Young University Journal of Law and Education, the Journal of Education and Urban Society, the Journal of Juridical Studies, and the Encyclopedia of Education Law.