Dan Graney, Ed.D.


Dr. Daniel Graney is the Dean of Students (DOS). He is primarily responsible for the safety, security, and support of the 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As the DOS, he oversees the areas of Disability, Access, and Inclusion; the Office of Community Standards; Student Support and Advocacy Services; Substance Abuse Prevention Services; Greek Life; Commuter Affairs, Veterans Affairs and Military Programs; and the Bystander Intervention Program. He is the Chief Student Conduct Officer; a deputy Title IX Coordinator; and the convener of both the Behavioral Intervention Team and the Sexual Assault Response Team. He is the primary resource for crisis response and students of concern on campus. Prior to becoming the Dean of Students, Dan worked as the Assistant Dean for Outreach & Intervention and began his career at URI as the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention in 2005.

Before coming to URI Dan was the director of a Forensic/Addictions unit at a community mental health center in Massachusetts for five years. Dan completed his master’s degree in forensic psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. He was awarded his doctorate (Ed.D) in Higher Education Leadership from Johnson and Wales University in 2011. He is also a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) awarded through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).