Daniel Aksamit

Daniel Aksamit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
General Education, Community Health, Education and Leadership

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Dr. Daniel Aksamit joined Clarkson College in 2012 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Healthcare Education & Leadership (Ed.D.) program. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Kansas State University with concentrations in American thought and culture, poverty, economic inequality, and foreign relations. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Applied Research with a concentration in quantitative research from Penn State University.  

Dr. Aksamit serves as the Coordinator of Research Forum, chairs three doctoral committees, participates in several committees and is the former President of the Faculty Senate President. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Dr. Aksamit lives in Omaha with his wife and two children and is active in local organizations including Mustaches for Kids—Omaha, Susan GKoman Race for the Cure and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.  

Words of Wisdom  

Life is constant learning. Do not worry if you don’t know everything yet. Everyone feels some intimidation and anxiety, but you have more knowledge, wisdom and skills than you may think. I used to think academia was like a mountain of knowledge that one climbs and eventually learns all. It’s not. It is more like a rolling landscape of little hills of wisdom, with little ups and downs in all directions. 


EDD 908 – Quantitative Research Methods 
EDD 922 – Doctoral Seminar III
ST 310 – Statistics
EA 210 – American Poverty and Healthcare 

Scholarly Works (Selected)  

Aksamit, Daniel. Conference Educational Session, “Teaching the PT-PTA Relationship: “Teaming” with Possibilities!” Education Leadership Conference, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, Bellevue Washington, 2019.  

Aksamit, Daniel. “How the Pathology Became Tangled: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Liberal Explanation of Poverty since the 1960s,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Cambridge University Press. 2017.  

Aksamit, Daniel. Conference Presentation, “How the Economy Created the Culture of Poverty in America: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the War on Poverty.” The Moynihan Report and Welfare PolicyDaniel Patrick Moynihan’s America, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, England. 2016.  

Aksamit, Daniel. Conference Presentation, “‘Whether its Name is Bombay or York’: Reforming Cultural Values through Community Development in the War on Poverty.”  Corporation, Community, and Culture, 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, Maryland. 2015.   


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