Director of Distance Learning & Instructor
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Loras College
After retiring as a sworn officer with the Dubuque Police Department in Iowa in 2007, Dan Avenarius served as Academic Dean of the Business and Computer Science Department for Northeast Iowa Community College. In 2011, he was appointed as the Director of the Distance Learning Center. Avenarius teaches online CRIMLJUS1130, Intro to Criminal Justice.
Avenarius encourages anyone who is considering an academic program through distance learning to keep the big picture in mind. He believes all students begin their studies with a specific goal in mind and understands they will encounter many life obstacles along the way to degree completion. Avenarius encourages all students of the Distance Learning Center who want to achieve their goal to remember that perseverance is the key.