Daniel Coupland

2023 Plenary

Dr. Daniel B. Coupland is the Dean of the Graduate School of Classical Education, the Chairman of the Education Department, and a Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, where he regularly teaches courses on English grammar, classical pedagogy, and classic children’s literature. He earned a B.A. in Spanish from Liberty University, an M.A. in Linguistics from Oakland University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University. Dr. Coupland has received Hillsdale College’s “Professor of the Year” award and was awarded the Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence. He was a Resident Scholar at the C. S. Lewis Study Centre in Oxford, England. Dr. Coupland has written for a variety of publications including Academic Questions, Virtue, National Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit News, and The Washington Examiner. He is the author of Tried & True: A Primer on Sound Pedagogy published by Hillsdale College Press.

Daniel Coupland, Hillsdale College

As a friend once told me, good teaching is the overflow of a full life. In my classes, I therefore try to fill my students’ lives with as much goodness, truth, and beauty as I can.
–Daniel Coupland