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Carter A. Daniel, Long Time Teacher at Rutgers University, Will Be Remembered June 8

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Carter A. Daniel, Ph.D., of Pompton Plains, N.J., died on Friday, May 24, at the age of 74.  Daniel served Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. for 35 years as director of business communication programs at Rutgers Business School (RBS). 

At RBS he taught generations of students effective writing and speaking communications, helped along by his book Reader-Friendly Reports:  A No-nonsense Guide to Effective Writing for MBAs, Consultants and Other Professionals, which was published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. At Rutgers he also wrote and edited the widely regarded publication Management Research from Rutgers.

Visitation will be at Scanlan’s Funeral Home, Pompton Plains, NJ. on Friday, June 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A funeral will be held at the First Reformed Church in Pompton Plains on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. 

Daniel was also the author of the first history of postgraduate business education, MBA: The First Century (Bucknell University Press, 1998) and an edition of the plays of John Lyly in modern English,The Plays of John Lyly ( Bucknell U. Press, 1988).  Often quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, he lectured widely at universities around the United States and abroad, was a long-time active member of the prestigious Management Communication Association, and was listed in Who’s Who in America

A native of Virginia, Daniel came to New Jersey in 1965 to teach English literature at Upsala College, where  he remained for nine years, including two as executive assistant to President Carl Fjellman.   He served for two years as executive director of the New Jersey Association of Colleges and Universities and then became director of business communication programs at Rutgers Business School, in 1978. He was widely regarded as an outstanding teacher.

A graduate of Davidson College, Daniel went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Duke University (1960) and the University of Virginia (1965), and an MBA in management from Rutgers (1974).  He also taught at Kent State University, Kuwait University, the University of Tripoli (Libya), the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance as a Fulbright Lecturer, and the Helsinki School of Economics.  He was an avid traveler, and visited Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to a making many visits to Great Britain.

Dr. Daniel is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anita Punshon, his daughter Elizabeth Daniel Ibish, a management consultant (and her husband Hussein) of Washington, DC; son Carl Daniel (and his wife Rana), both physicians, of upstate New York; and son David Daniel, Esq., an attorney and musician living in New Jersey; a grandson, Thomas Henry Daniel; and a brother Hank (and his wife Claudine) in Virginia; and a sister Nancy in Pennsylvania, as well as the thousands of students whose lives he touched.

Contributions in Dr. Daniel’s memory may be made to John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University, 185 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102-1814. As he directed, his body has been donated to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.