Dan Egley

Instructor of Communication, Public Speaking
Professional Title


M.A. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Speech Communication, 2014
B.S. University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Speech Communication, 1994

Personal Statement

I am originally from a small town in Northeast Missouri. The rural atmosphere helped me develop a traditional mindset that has carried through to today. My travels to various parts of our nation have helped me to learn that my viewpoint is just one of many, and I have developed an interest for ideas that do not agree necessarily with mine.

I have over 45 years of public speaking experience, and I have taught philanthropically for 20 years. I have taught and tutored a variety of Mathematics, English, Theater Arts, and many personal improvement courses. I have taught at least two sections of Public Speaking every semester since August 2013.  I have been married since 1987. Our only son, his wife, and our two grandsons live in Missouri.

I earned my Master’s degree from the University Central Missouri, and I was appointed to the UMD Faculty in August of 2104. We love the beauty of this city, and we truly enjoy the availability of outdoor activities in the region.

My research interests include analyses of literature and how it can change our perception of ourselves as we relate to others. My focus is on children’s literature, in general, and the works of Dr. Seuss, specifically.

In addition to my teaching, I enjoy hiking, snow sledding (or just playing in the snow), reading, watching movies, and attending any Bulldog sporting event.

Courses Taught

COMM 1112 - Public Speaking
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication

Dan Egley's Curriculum Vitae