Dan Poff, PhD

Associate Professor

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School of Health Sciences


 Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Poff joined the faculty of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the School of Health Sciences as an Associate Professor in August of 2020.  He comes to this role with extensive administration and leadership experience in healthcare and academic settings.  Of particular note, were his roles as the Founding Director and Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Milligan College in East Tennessee from 1998 to 2003 and as the Terry T. Munday Endowed Chair of Life Calling and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies with the School of Life Calling and Integrative Learning here at Indiana Wesleyan University from 2017 to June 2020.

Dr. Poff earned his doctoral degree from Purdue University in Family Science and Marital and Family Therapy (1999) and a master’s degree from Ohio State University in family relations and human development (1987).  His area of expertise and research interest involve the application of family systems theory to team functioning and leadership.


  • PhD - Family Science
    1999, Purdue University
  • MS - Family Relations and Human Development
    1987, The Ohio State University
  • BS - Allied Medicine – Occupational Therapy
    1981, The Ohio State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953