Daniel Seigler, Ph.D., is an alumnus of the University of
Central Florida, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Public
Administration in 2006, his Master of Public Administration in
2009, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs in 2015.
His current research focuses on the adoption of online social media
tools in the public sector to facilitate collaborative
communication and information sharing.
In addition to his academic knowledge, Seigler brings a wealth
of practical knowledge into the classroom. He served as a
Congressional Intern in college, a government relations and
political action committee administrator for Publix Super Markets
Inc., an assistant to Secretary Robert Brooks at the Florida
Department of Health, as well as a manager and training consultant
for the Florida Department of Revenue.
Seigler's passion for working with students in higher education
began as a freshman in college and led him to begin teaching as an
adjunct instructor at UCF's School of Public Administration in
2013. Prior to joining UCF's School of Public Administration, he
worked in UCF's Center for Distributed Learning as an instructional
designer, mentoring faculty in the design and development of online
courses. Seigler used his passion, experiences and research to
build well-designed classes for student success.
Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
M.P.A., Public Administration, UCF
B.A., Public Administration, 2006
The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann, M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith, Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith, Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta, Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward, Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen, Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual, Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),