Dr. Christopher L. Daniels is an American academic, currently a Professor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in the Center for Global Security and International Affairs. He previously worked as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where he taught the course Government and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also interned with the Department of State in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Maseru, Lesotho. He received his Ph.D. in African Studies from Howard University in May 2010 and wrote a dissertation entitled, “Piracy and Terrorism in an Interconnected World: Somalia as a Test Case for the Global Security Concerns of the 21st Century.”
Dr. Daniels grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the son of Donald and Brenda Daniels. He also has two brothers Donald and Charleston and a sister Yolanda. He attended Princeton High School where he was a member of the Viking football and track and field team. In 2000 and 2001 he was Southwest Ohio District champion in the 100 meter dash and qualified for the state championship in the 100 meter dash in 2001. In football he was a three year starter at running back making pre-season All-City and the All GMC Conference team his senior year. Additionally, he was a part of the 1998 Princeton High School GMC championship team and accumulated a team leading 13 touchdowns rushing and receiving. Click on this link to view Dr. Daniels football highlight film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tCvpyn1LZI
Florida A&M University
After graduating from Princeton High School, Dr. Daniels attended Florida A&M University where he would eventually receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History. He played running back for the FAMU football team from 2002-2005 earning All-MEAC Academic Honors his senior year. While at FAMU he did research on Maroon Communities in Florida. One notable project he worked with was the “Looking For Angola” initiative which conducted archaeological digs and other primary source investigations to uncover the history of Maroon communities in Southwest Florida. He also was featured in a documentary on the “Negro Fort” which has been renamed Fort Gadsden that describes the life’s of run away African slaves at the fort.
Dr. Daniels completed his doctoral work at Howard University in the Department of African Studies. During his time at Howard he served as the president of the Howard University African Studies Graduate Student Association for three years. In 2009 he and a group of students worked to create the online publication AfricanStudiesMosaic.org. This peer reviewed student led publication provides an analysis of contemporary African affairs. In addition to this, Dr. Daniels also was instrumental in helping to organize the annual “Emerging Voices Conference” which is sponsored by the Department of African Studies and draws a wide range of participants from the DC area who specialize in African affairs.
Upon graduation from Howard University, Dr. Daniels took his first professorial job at Georgetown University in its School of Foreign Service. While at Georgetown he taught the course Politics and Government of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Florida A&M University
Dr. Daniels is currently a professor at Florida A&M University in the Center for Global Security and International Affairs. He teaches several international relations course including, Politics and Government of African States, Politics of the Middle East and The Politics of Terrorism.
In the summers of 2011 & 20102 he led two study abroad trips South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. He has been invited to give several public lectures including internationally in Ethiopia and Somalia.
In the fall of 2011 he served as a volunteer football coach for the Nims Middle School Trojans which achieved a perfect 6-0 record. In 2012 the team completed another perfect 8-0 season and were honored for its achievements by the Mayor of the City of Tallahasssee, John Marks.
He also volunteers with the Center for Global Security and International Affair’s community outreach programs which are designed to help develop future leaders in America. Additionally, he mentors and advises several undergraduate and graduate students at various universities across the country and overseas.
He can be reached at email@example.com