General Studies Program

Dr. Daniel Huck

William R. Gruver Chair in Leadership Studies;
Associate Professor of General Studies

At Berea College since 2007

Contact Information:

Draper Building, 200A
Phone: 859-985-3720
Fax: 859-985-3903
CPO 2124

Office Hours, Fall 2016:

By appointment.


  • B.A., Bucknell University, 1984
  • J.D., Northeastern University, 1987
  • Ed.S., Marshall University, 2000
  • Ed.D., West Virginia University, 2001
  • LL.M. (Advanced), Universiteit Leiden, 2013


Dr. Huck began his professional life as a lawyer after graduating from Bucknell University and the Northeastern University School of Law. He started his law career in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, soon moving up to the position of Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Antitrust and Complex Litigation Division. After being appointed as Legal Counsel to the Governor of West Virginia, Dr. Huck served on Governor Gaston Caperton’s executive staff for four years before moving into the private sector. He was a member of the Allen, Guthrie, & McHugh law firm in Charleston, West Virginia, and then served as a criminal courts judge. Dr. Huck left the full-time practice of law after twelve years to pursue his doctorate at West Virginia University. In addition to his other efforts, Dr. Huck also served for nine years as the Chairman of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority from 1996-2005, supervising the operation and construction of various jails and prisons throughout the state. After his doctoral studies, Dr. Huck was hired as a faculty member at Marietta College in Ohio, where he received that institution’s Outstanding Faculty Member award and was granted promotion and tenure by the college’s board of trustees. Dr. Huck began his appointment as the W.R. Gruver Chair of Global Leadership Studies at Berea College in 2007 where he currently teaches and holds tenure. More recently, Dr. Huck earned an LL.M. in Public International Law (Advanced), International Criminal Law Specialisation, from Universiteit Leiden in The Netherlands. In 2013, he served as a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


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