Ellen Daniels received her undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, minoring in journalism. She spent the first post graduate years working for Loos Edwards & Sexauer Advertising in Akron, Ohio as a production manager, later moving to Director of Communications for Kent State Stark Campus. Daniels received her MBA from Kent State in 1986 while working for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) as a senior consultant in their management consultant division.
As an Ohio native I began my educational pursuits at Ohio University where I earned a B.S. in Health/Long Term Care Administration in 1985 and a M.A. from the University of Akron in 1989. In the course of my early tenure, I was actively involved as a consumer, coach, administrator, and participant in a variety of managerial and sport endeavors. These experiences help to solidify my chosen career pursuit of a Ph.D. in Sport Management/Marketing from the Ohio State University. I completed my degree in the spring of 1996 and in the subsequent fall joined the Kent State community.
As outreach coordinator for the Department of Pan-African studies she seeks to encourage students not only to explore the exceptional contributions of peoples of African descent throughout the globe, but to also practice collective work and responsibility by giving back in the communities that they live in.