Dr. Dan Friedman is the executive director of University 101 Programs at the University of South Carolina, where he provides leadership for six academic courses, including approximately 270 sections of the nationally renowned first-year seminar taught by over 240 instructors and 260 peer and graduate leaders. Friedman earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Virginia and is an affiliate faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at UofSC. Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, he served as director of Freshman Seminar at Appalachian State University and assistant professor of Higher Education. His area of research has centered on the first-year experience, teaching and learning, and assessment. Friedman regularly serves as an invited faculty of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition’s Institute on First-Year Assessment and Institute on First-Year Seminar Leadership. He is passionate about baseball, Bruce Springsteen, Legos, and spending time with his two daughters.