Executive Assistant Professor
Dr. Daniel Usera is an Executive Assistant Professor and Corporate Trainer. His public speaking career started with high school speech and debate, where he won numerous tournaments and made multiple state championship appearances. He then earned a scholarship to do it for Washburn University and became a nationally ranked Parliamentary debater.
After earning his doctorate in interpersonal communication from the University of Iowa, he decided to enter the workforce to gain valuable industry experience to complement his scholarship. He started as a Career Coach at a workforce development center in Kansas City, MO, where he helped over 500 job seekers find fulfilling employment by improving their resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills. He joined the National Resume Writer’s Association and became a Nationally Certified Resume Writer.
After realizing that there was a large market of working professionals seeking his expertise outside of the workforce development center, he started his career consulting business in June 2015. He produced job-winning documents and interview coaching for professionals across several industries. He then transitioned from career consulting into corporate training in April 2019. He now teaches essential communication skills such as presentation, data visualization, customer service, and teamwork to companies in the Texas Triangle.
Dr. Usera has held academic appointments at Arkansas State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Austin Community College. He taught Business Communication courses at each institution that helped students launch their careers using their cultivated communication skills. He is continuing that success at Texas A&M University by teaching business communication and professional presence for four graduate-level programs.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Usera actively researches and writes about professional identity and persuasion.