- Louisville Campus
3101 Bardstown Road 40205
Phone: 502.456.6505 / 800.844.1354
- Lexington Campus
2355 Harrodsburg Road 40504
Phone: 859.276.4357 / 800.467.6281
- Fort Knox Campus
63 Quartermaster Street 40121
Phone: 502.942.8500 / 800.562.6713
- Online Division
2100 Gardiner Lane Ste. 301 Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502.413.8830 / 866.755.7887
Teresa A. Daniel, JD, PhD
Dr. Daniel is an employment lawyer, human resource consultant, university faculty, and author and currently serves as Professor & Dean- Human Resource Leadership Programs at Sullivan University. She spent more than 15 years working with Ashland Inc., then a $10 billion Fortune 50 company with more than 33,000 employees, rising to the level of Divisional Vice President- Human Resources & Employee Communications. In that role, she led the successful HR due diligence and integration efforts for the largest merger in the company's history. Building on that success, she was named Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Special Metals Corporation and asked to lead the people-related integration efforts related to the company's $408 million acquisition of Inco Alloys International, making it the largest producer of high-performance nickel alloys in the world.
After discovering a passion for mentoring, teaching, and writing, she departed the corporate world and entered academia where she has focused significant efforts on improving course design through the use of technical tools to enhance the online learning experience for students. Before coming to Sullivan in March of 2010, she served as a graduate faculty member in the Executive MBA Program at Marshall University, teaching courses in both West Virginia, and Bangalore, India.
In addition to teaching, Teri is an author, with three business books to her credit and a suspense novel underway. Her published works include: The Management of People in Mergers & Acquisitions (2001), co-authored with her husband and colleague, Dr. Gary S. Metcalf, and Cash Balance Pension Plans: A Practical Primer (2000), nominated for the 2001 Society for Human Resources Management Book (SHRM) Award.
Her newest book, Stop Bullying at Work: Strategies and Tools for HR & Legal Professionals (SHRM Books, 2009), was the #7 top-selling book published by SHRM during 2010. Results of her dissertation research—which helped to distinguish between a workplace bully and a "tough boss"—were published in HR Magazine (circulated to more than 250,000 members of SHRM worldwide) in June 2009. Her latest research on workplace bullying targeted at HR practitioners was published as an "Executive Briefing" in the May 2011 issue of HR Magazine.
She earned a BS degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1979 (with a double major in Psychology and Education) and graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1982. A strong advocate of lifelong learning, Teri completed her PhD in Human & Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University in 2009, focusing her research on the emerging issue of workplace bullying.
In 1990, Teri was selected to participate in the joint Ashland Inc. & Indiana University Graduate School of Business Executive Development Program, an intense year-long course of study which covered financial, strategic and leadership issues for high-potential Ashland employees. In 1995, she was nominated by Ashland Inc. for the Tribute to Women & Industry Award, a program designed to honor women making a significant contribution to industry in a managerial, executive or professional role. In 2002, she was selected to receive the Centre College Distinguished Alumnus Award, an award presented to former students of the college "who have distinguished themselves in their professions, in their service to Centre, or to humankind." She was also honored in 2004 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, a highly-competitive award sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
She is affiliated with the Society for Human Resources Management (having served most recently as the VP-Membership for her local SHRM chapter) and she is also a member of the American and Kentucky Bar Associations. She is an active member of the professional community, frequently speaking and writing about HR leadership strategy and emergent people-related legal issues.
Teri is married to Dr. Gary S. Metcalf, a systems scientist, management consultant and fellow faculty member in Sullivan University's doctoral program. When she is not travelling, hiking, or cross-country skiing (strong family passions shared with her husband and two sons), she lives, works, and plays in both Louisville and Ashland, KY.