Alumni

January 6, 2020 at 10:13 am

Alumni News | Fagen Enjoys Creating Programs for Lifelong Learners

Danielle Fagen

Danielle Fagen’05M has been working at University of Wisconsin-Superior since 2015, first working as an adjunct instructor in the Legal Studies Criminal Justice program and then as an Outreach Specialist within the Center for Continuing Education.

Fagen graduated with her M.A. in Sociology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, then worked in the non-profit field, primarily with Athens County Children Services in Athens, OH. There she worked first recruiting foster parents and then with licensing foster homes and assisting in making placement decisions.

In 2015, she and her family moved to northern Minnesota and she began as an adjunct instructor with the Legal Studies Criminal Justice Department at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. (Superior, WI, is just right over the bridge from where she lives.) In 2016, she began working with the Center for Continuing Education at UW-Superior, starting as an outreach specialist and now as a program manager. She also has done some adjunct work teaching sociology for the Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College.

As program manager for continuing education, she manages and develops programming in response to identified community needs.

“I enjoy working with students of all ages and creating programming to serve our lifelong learners,” Fagen says. “I love connecting with both our campus and external communities to introduce continuing education, listen to their needs, or find ways to partner and collaborate.”

She explains that she was fortunate to have professors in her master’s in sociology program who mentored her and provided her with many opportunities that have helped throughout her career in higher education.

“I’m fortunate to still stay in touch with many of them today,” she says.

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