Work Phone: 860-945-5914
Year Appointed: 2016
Dana, a native of Woodbridge, Conn., received his PhD in environmental engineering, specializing in hydrology and numerical modeling at the University of Connecticut. There he served as a teaching assistant for statistics and core engineering classes while publishing five peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. He then went on to work as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he created a numerical modeling framework for studying the optimization of water resources across different competing agents for the Mekong River Basin. Prior to that, he received a bachelor’s in mathematics from Wesleyan University and a master’s in environmental engineering from Yale University. At Taft, Dana teaches four sections of Math, works as an adjunct on CPT 3, and coaches football and baseball.