Annette McDanielAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Innovation, Kay Vaughn Innovation Fellow

Growing up on a farm and being the first person in my family to attend college, I was baffled by the process of choosing a major. Thankfully, an advisor encouraged me to take a course in human ecology. I was hooked. The applied, interdisciplinary approach to understanding and improving the quality of human life was thrilling! My SoHE education transformed my life and continues to serve me well both personally and professionally.

As Associate Dean of the Advising & Career Center, it’s an honor to help today’s students discover the School of Human Ecology and to partner with them to create a bridge between their education and the lives and careers they will pursue as alums of UW–Madison.

Portrait of Annette McDaniel, a white woman smiling, with curly grey hair, wearing a navy blue dress.


Office: 1146 Advising & Career Center

Phone: 608-262-4935