- B.A., University of Alabama in Birmingham
- M.A., University of Alabama in Birmingham
Dana Basinger grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She received herBachelors of Arts and Master’s degrees in English from the University ofAlabama in Birmingham. She always knew she wanted to teach, and she felt shecouldn’t take a position that did not involve working with students in theenergizing environment of the classroom.
One of the things sheloves most about teaching is forming relationships with her students. Basinger believesincorporating service learning into her Communications Arts and Foundationsclasses makes teaching not only more meaningful for her, but more meaningfulfor her students as well.
Before coming to Samford, Basingerworked as an Adjunct Instructor of English at the University of Montevallo andas an English Teacher at Homewood High School. She has been at Samford for 12years, previously as Director of Freshman Life and now as Assistant Dean forHoward College of Arts and Sciences. In this position, Basinger available to helpher students as much as possible. She enjoys that role and hopes to continue tobe a “go-to” person for students.
Basinger believes that the most important thing in teaching ishelping students everyday to understand why they are here, and why they aredoing what they’re doing; helping them realize purpose in even the smallest ofthings.
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Arts Department
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Office: BROOK 127
Phone: (205) 726-2216