Dan is a digital communications consultant, manager, writer and editor, working with individuals and a variety of nonprofit organizations to help them improve their communications and understand their audience landscape.
Dan served as executive editor of the Forward where, during a decade of change and growth, he led an online rebrand project and won numerous awards for writing and editing including a Rockower award for editorial writing.
More recently, Dan was Director of Content and Communications for the Jewish thinktank and educational center Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he led the strategic communication effort including an online rebrand and the production of new multimedia content.
As part of his consultancy, Dan has worked with HIAS on its editorial output, partnered with Rush Powers Media to submit excellent journalism for awards and advised the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an international nonprofit dedicated to fighting hate and disinformation online.
Dan received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and his MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team.
He writes regularly about whisky, about science fiction for Book and Film Globe, about other books for the Los Angeles Review of Books, about Jewish culture for the Forward and about soccer for 8by8 Magazine (America’s soccer magazine).
Pieces he has written for others have appeared in numerous household publications. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal among other outlets.
Dan sits on the boards of:
Refuge America: Telling the Stories of LGBTQ Refugees,
Ansche Chesed synagogue, and