Dr. Daniels’ career in aquaculture spans 35 years including his current position as Associate Professor (tenured) at Auburn University and has covered research, teaching and outreach/extension.
He has extensive experience in international development, specifically aquaculture, as Coordinator for AU fisheries/aquaculture subcontract on USAID HARVEST project in Cambodia, Lead Coordinator for the USAID FISH project in Uganda, as a Peace Corps fisheries extension agent in Zaïre (DRC), Africa, and as an aquaculture consultant in Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, India, Liberia, Mexico, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and Uruguay.
As part of a MOU between Auburn University and Can Tho University, he has taught Principles of Aquaculture and Aquaculture Production to undergraduate students in the Advanced Aquaculture program in Vietnam for 4 years. He directs a collaborative teaching and research program with Ocean University of China, Shanghai Ocean University and Can Tho University allowing 34 graduate and undergraduate students to take Aquaculture Production in China and Vietnam.
As Graduate Program Officer for the department, he oversees all graduate applicants and students, including coordination of international agreements. Currently, as Treasurer for the World Aquaculture Society and previously as President of the U.S. Aquaculture Society and as a past Board member, he has worked on both national and international policy issues.