Biography"I try to create a supportive environment conducive to learner discovery, with opportunities for interactive and engaging reflection, analysis, and evaluation."
Dr. Rockie McDaniel is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Health Care Administration and Informatics Department in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He holds a Doctor of Healthcare Administration and Management from University of Phoenix, a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration on Critical Care and Administration from Old Dominion University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Campbellsville University. He also earned two post-masters certificates; one in Pediatric Advanced Nursing Practice from Old Dominion and one in Family Advanced Nursing Practice from Stony Brook University. In addition, he is a Registered Nurse and a certified Family Health Practitioner. Dr. McDaniel has held multiple positions in healthcare for over two decades, serving in both military and civilian environments. In addition, he has developed and owned several rural healthcare clinics in the state of Kentucky. Since 2000, he has instructed courses in various undergraduate and graduate programs, both in traditional and online formats. He says, “I try to create a supportive environment conducive to learner discovery, with opportunities for interactive and engaging reflection, analysis, and evaluation. This allows the student to learn and develop current skills of critical thinking, which they can then use their experiences to apply to real-world situations.” A former member of the U.S. military, Dr. McDaniel enjoys flying, playing in the water, and riding Harley motorcycles in his free time.