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Dr. Francis Daniel

Dr. Francis DanielDr. Francis Daniel

Associate Professor of Management 

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  • Ph.D. - Florida State University, Strategic Management
  • B.S. - United States Naval Academy, History



  • Assistant Professor of Management, Tennessee State University
  • Assistant Professor of Management, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Instructor, Florida State University Center for Professional Development
  • Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Contact Team Instructor, United States Navy
  • Flight Instructor, United States Navy



  • Carrie, H., Baranik, L., & Daniel, F. (2012).  College Student Stressors: A Review of the Qualitative Research.   Stress and Health.
  • Daniel, F. (2011).  Diversity as Technology: A New Perspective.   Journal of Diversity Management (JDM), 6 (2), 31-40. 
  • Daniel, F. & Zantow, K. (2010). Managing Diversity from a Strategic Perspective: A Competing Values Approach. Review of Management Innovation and Creativity, Vol. 3(5), 12-2



  • Faculty Excellence Award, 2001



Dr. Francis Daniel received a B.S. from the United State Naval Academy, with a concentration in History.  He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida State University, specializing in Strategic Management.

A former Naval Aviator and flight instructor, Dr. Daniel held numerous executive and command positions during a decorated active and reserve military career. He served as Officer-in-Charge of forward logistics sites in Egypt and Turkey during Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort, and as Commanding Officer of a large executive reserve unit. He held the rank of Captain (O-6) at his retirement from the Navy Reserve.

His academic career has included appointments at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was the Director of Graduate Academic Services for the Jack C. Massey College of Business and, more recently, Tennessee State University.  He has taught management courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society and Sigma Iota Epsilon national honorary and professional management fraternity, he has also received recognition for his teaching. 

Dr. Daniel's research interests include slack resources and performance, trust and commitment, the strategic management of diversity, and various aspects of strategic leadership. His research has been presented at professional conferences and published in professional journals including The Journal of Business Research, Industrial Management and Data Systems, and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

He serves his profession as a reviewer of articles submitted for publication in The Journal of Management Education and his institution as a member or chair of numerous college committees. Currently a member of East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Dr. Daniel is an Elder in the Presbyterian (PC-USA) church. As such, he has been actively involved in church strategic planning, community outreach and Christian Education.