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Reuben R. McDaniel

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Business Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Breakfast Foods
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Helsinki, Finland
Favorite Quote:
Learn As If The World Never Ending Be, And Live As If Tomorrow Should End Eternity.

Birthplace

Born:
1/6/1936
Birth Location:
Petersburg, Virginia

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
Business Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Breakfast Foods
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Helsinki, Finland
Favorite Quote:
Learn As If The World Never Ending Be, And Live As If Tomorrow Should End Eternity.

Birthplace

Born:
1/6/1936
Birth Location:
Petersburg
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Biography

University professor and administrator Reuben Roosevelt McDaniel, Jr., was born on January 6, 1936, to Nannie and Reuben Roosevelt McDaniel, Sr. in Petersburg, Virginia. McDaniel received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 1964; his M.A. degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Akron in 1968; and his Ed.D. in higher education from Indiana University in 1971.

McDaniel was first employed as a mechanical designer at the Government and Industrial Division of Philco Corporation from 1956 to 1960. In 1965, McDaniel began his work in education at Baldwin-Wallace College Learning Center where, as the only African American in the administration, he held the positions of Director for Division of Educational Services, Assistant to the Dean, and Assistant Professor of Education. After leaving Baldwin-Wallace College, McDaniel held several positions over the years at the University of Texas-Austin, including Dean of Students (1972-73), Assistant Professor of Management (1972-75), and Associate Professor of Management (1975-1981). For six months in 1979, McDaniel served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Medical Programs for the Texas Department of Human Resources. McDaniel served as Professor of Management Science and Information Systems for the University of Texas-Austin, in addition to being Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio. Over all, McDaniel accumulated over thirty-eight years experience in university education and administration.

As an expert in complexity science, McDaniel received numerous awards and recognitions, including Fellow at the IC2 Institute, and Outstanding Professor of the McCombs School of Business. McDaniel served on and chaired multiple university committees and councils, and held various leadership positions on community committees. McDaniel authored two books, The Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems and Organizations: An Information Systems Perspective, completed chapters in thirteen books and wrote more than sixty articles.

McDaniel passed away in February 2016.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reuben R. McDaniel remembers the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cumberland, Virginia
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his father's family background
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reuben R. McDaniel remembers his relationship with his parents
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reuben R. McDaniel reflects upon his father's influence
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about his sister
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about his family's history of enslavement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reuben R. McDaniel remembers Matoaca Laboratory Elementary School in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls his teachers at Matoaca Laboratory Elementary School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his experiences at D. Webster Davis Laboratory High School in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reuben R. McDaniel remembers the Mount Hermon School for Boys in Gill, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his engineering career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls earning a degree at the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his liberal arts education at the Mount Hermon School for Boys
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reuben R. McDaniel remembers joining the faculty of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his civil rights activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls the shootings at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reuben R. McDaniel reflects upon his experiences in white communities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his experiences at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his studies at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls earning an Ed.D. degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about his interest in college administration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his research with the Texas State Department of Welfare
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his roles at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about his research at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about chaos and complexity theory
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes his research on family medical practices
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reuben R. McDaniel recalls teaching at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration in Finland
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reuben R. McDaniel talks about the graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reuben R. McDaniel reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reuben R. McDaniel shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reuben R. McDaniel describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reuben R. McDaniel narrates his photographs