Dan Currell served as Deputy Under Secretary and Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education from 2018 to 2021. He worked on issues relating to foreign influence in U.S. higher education, collaborating with other executive branch agencies via a Policy Coordination Committee of the National Security Council.
Prior to joining the Department of Education, Mr. Currell was an Executive Director at the Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB) and Managing Director at AdvanceLaw where he was a management consultant to corporate general counsel. He has served on the boards of Gustavus Adolphus College, Midland University, Augsburg-Fortress Press, and other education organizations.
Mr. Currell holds a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two children.