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About Daniel J. Ennis

Daniel Ennis, Dean/VP for Academic OutreachDaniel J. Ennis, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 1999. Prior to assuming the position of provost, Ennis was the Dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University, a position he held from 2011-2019. Before his term as dean, Ennis served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the Edwards College, Chair of the Department of English, Co-Director of the University Honors Program, and taught in the Department of English at Coastal since 1999.

Ennis holds degrees in English from Auburn University, Appalachian State University, and the College of Charleston, with scholarship focused in British literature as well as academic administration and assessment. He is the author or editor of over three dozen articles, books, and book chapters, and has served on the School Improvement Council for the Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and the Attendance Area Advisory Committee for Horry County. In addition, Ennis has served on the English Language Arts Standards Joint Panel for the S.C. Department of Education, the Arts and Sciences Advisory Board for Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the Board of the S.C. Humanities, and as Chair of the English Comprehensive Program Review for Georgia Southwestern State University.

In 2011, Ennis was named a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow and attended the seminar in Morocco and Tunisia, and in 2012, he earned a certificate from the Management Development Program at Harvard University.