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Dan Koger
Department of Communication
Title:Associate Professor of Communication
Phone:(270) 384-7311

Dan Koger, an associate professor of communication at Lindsey Wilson College, has worked as a daily newspaper reporter, director of communications for two of the world's largest corporations and a consultant in change and innovation at corporations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson and Morgan Stanley.

Dan is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  After four years as an officer in the Navy during the Viet Nam War, Dan joined the staff of the Flint (Michigan) Journal where he specialized in health affairs and feature writing.  His months-long investigation of substandard ambulance services in Genesee County led to creation of modern emergency medical systems in the Flint Fire Department and the Genesee County Sheriff's Department.  These systems are still saving lives more than 30 years later. In his 10-year career at The Journal, and the Capital Bureau of Newhouse Newspapers, Dan covered everything from county courts to the state Legislature.

Dan earned a masters degree in American History and a doctorate in American Studies from Michigan State University.  Following his graduate studies, he joined the Public Relations staff at General Motors corporate headquarters in Detroit, where he spent four years developing and implementing executive awareness and training programs in employee communication.   From GM, he went to Weyerhaeuser Company in Tacoma, WA, where he spent four years successfully merging organizational communication with modern techniques for quality improvement and customer satisfaction.  

From Weyerhaeuser, Dan worked with several communication consulting and training firms, assisting such clients as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley and Software AG, in projects that sometimes lasted two years or more.

In early 2007 Dan completed a play about famed but aging wit Dorothy Parker and her challenges teaching a college literature class in Southern California.  The play was performed by the Isis Theatre Company in Idyllwild, CA, in June, 2007.

He joined the faculty at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2007.

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