Daniel Eller is an Assistant Professor who works as an Electronic Resource Librarian at ORU. He has over a decade of experience serving academic libraries in various capacities such as reference, research, instruction, and managing electronic materials. At ORU, he provides instruction and reference services to the behavioral science, mathematics, engineering, and theology departments.
Daniel completed his bachelor's degree in theology and psychology at ORU. He also holds a Master's in Theological Studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science from Dominican University in Chicago.
Apart from his academic pursuits, Daniel is passionate about traveling and has worked as a missionary and theology instructor in Slovakia and Vienna, Austria. A little known aspect of Daniel is that he spent a decade outside of academia while working as an executive chef. He finds working with students and helping them develop a love for research and scholarship to be the most rewarding part of his job. His philosophy of teaching comes from Hans-Georg Gadamer, “We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said... Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it.”