Daniel Cillis, Ph.D.

Daniel Cillis, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel R. Cillis applies academic interests as a basis for his novels: Statehood of Affairs (2012) Water Damage (2015) and New Mexico Doughboys (2018). His books focus on leadership, motivation, group dynamics and communications, with chapters used as case studies. World War I New Mexico (2017) offers eighty leadership profiles.

Dr. Cillis holds a Ph.D. from NYU, an M.B.A. from St. John's University and B.B.A. from Baruch College. He served as associate dean in the graduate business program at Molloy College and received the graduate faculty recognition award. He has taught at LIU, Pace University, Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of New Mexico. 

He has published articles and presented papers at the Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management and the Northeastern Business and Economic Association. His books were featured on Albuquerque's KOB TV, Good Day New Mexico and AM 730 radio. Print media coverage includes Newsday, The Long Island Herald, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Rio Rancho Observer, True West Magazine, New Mexico Centennial, Ruidoso News and Histories de Nuevo Mexico.

Dr. Cillis served in the U.S. Army, Strategic Communications Command. He held Top Secret, NATO and SEATO security clearances.