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Daniel Schmidt

Henderson Learning & Resource Ctr
Rm 114
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Park University, Bachelor of Science
Washburn University, Master of Business Admin.
Academic History

Schmidt holds several degrees including Master of Business Administration, bachelor’s degrees in computer science and management computer information systems, as well as associate degrees in electronic engineering technology and avionic systems technology. He also has had more than 2,000 hours of training in electronics and completed management and advanced management training.

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Dan is currently a member of Leadership Washburn. Prior to his education career, he served 21 years in the United States Air Force and became a world traveler, spending time in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe. His final position with the USAF was quality assurance manager over four squadrons of F-16 aircraft in South Korea. Among his many awards and achievements:

  • Washburn Leadership Academy Graduate, April 25, 2014
  • Dicus Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, April 24, 2014    
  • President, Flint Hills Technical College IT Advisory Board - 2006-2009
  • Flint Hills Technical College IT Advisory Board - 2003 - 2006
  • Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society Member – July 2000
  • Member of Who’s Who International – July 2000
Service Interests/Activities

Dan has been a featured speaker at several events and has been a member of numerous associations:

  • Guest Speaker at UCEA Regional Conference, Oct. 24, 2004, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Guest speaker at NETWORKS/EXPO, Sept. 20, 1994, Dallas, Texas
  • The American Legion Post #42 – January 1991
  • ACHE – Association for Continuing Higher Education, Inc. – January 2001
  • LERN - Learning Resources Network – October 2001
  • NYSCA – National Youth Sports Coaches Association – January 2002 & 2003
Career Accomplishments

Dan Schmidt had been with Washburn University for 10 years before coming to Washburn Tech in 2010. He still serves as an adjunct instructor in Washburn’s School of Business. Dan also has taught classes at the following institutions: Baker University, Friends University, Highland Community College and Education America, formerly Topeka Technical College.