Dan Lawson, PhD
Before joining the Lee faculty in 2019, Dr. Dan Lawson served as a public school superintendent, principal, teacher, and coach in Missouri and Tennessee. Lawson was recognized as the Tennessee Superintendent of the Year and served as the president of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents and the president of the Association of independent and Municipal Schools. He teaches graduate-level courses in educational assessment, school law and ethics, school leadership, as well as advocacy and policy studies.
His current research focuses support doctoral students researching school and district-level leadership, and the integration of educational technology. Lawson is a liaison between regional school districts and schools and the Helen DeVos College of Education in supporting both missions. In addition to academic responsibilities, Lawson enjoys actively participating in Lee University athletic and co-curricular events.