Daniel Meyer is a senior history student minoring in English and philosophy and is a recipient of the Erik Gerhard Award in history. His academic work often focuses on masculinity, historical morality, literature, and mythology. Daniel has been secretary of Duquesne’s Tabletop Club since his freshman year, and currently serves as President of the Duquesne Undergraduate Philosophy Society.
Daniel Meyer graduated high school from the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy in June 2017, with STEM honors and a focus on computer science. During his time at Sci-Tech, Daniel participated in the FIRST Lego League, the National Hour of Code, Mural Club, and Student Mentor Program. He has continued to practice web and graphic design, photography, and video editing — all of which was learned during his time in high school.
Daniel Meyer began attending Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in Pittsburgh, PA in August 2017, with a major in history and minors in philosophy and English. He is the recipient of the Erik Gerhard Award in history.
During his freshman year Daniel became involved in the Duquesne Tabletop Club, which he helped establish as the largest recreational student organization on campus during his tenure as Secretary from January 2018 to the present. Daniel helped to organize weekly meetings and special events that were regularly attended by between 50 to 100 students, managed documents, collected attendance and took notes during meetings, wrote weekly emails and newsletters, and worked with other officers promote the success of the club. As Secretary he drafted the revised constitution and designed the Tabletop Club logo, flyers, and other club merchandise. He also founded and ran the social media accounts and photographed events.
Beginning in October 2019 Daniel was appointed interim President of the Duquesne Undergraduate Philosophy Society (DUPS) by Dr. James Swindal of the Philosophy Department. He developed it from a small discussion group to a popular academic organization on campus, operating synergistic with the department. Daniel wrote a new constitution for the organization, after which he was officially elected; he organized frequent debates between faculty members; filmed, edited video and audio for, and managed events; designed promotional material; worked with Philosophy graduate students and faculty to promote the department; managed executive officers; and organized and officiated meetings, which included writing emails and collecting suggested readings; and developed and ran social media accounts.
Religion and Global Conflict, particularly in Africa; Western Civilization, which fostered a love for European history; Epistemology; History of Japan, and an additional course on East Asian Civilizations; Logic; Leadership Communication; Writing History, which taught me invaluable historical research skills; Friedrich Nietzsche, a course whose professor would prove to be a great influence on me; and Bronze Age Greece, which provided a unique introduction to archaeological based history in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean; British Empire; Renaissance Courts and Nobility; and an independent study with Dr. Jotham Parsons on Masculinity in Medieval Europe.
Below is a list of my social media accounts, listed in order of activity. The best way to contact me is through email. I will try to respond to any inquiries within a day.