Director of Homeland Law/LL.M., and Professor
B.A. St. Bonaventure University
J.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law
MSS Army War College
M.A.S.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Brigadier General Michael C.H. McDaniel joined the WMU-Cooley Law School full-time faculty as a professor in the Constitutional Law Department in 2010, and has developed an LL.M. program in Homeland and National Security Law.
McDaniel most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense Strategy, Prevention and Mission Assurance. His responsibilities included supervision of the Department of Defense Critical Infrastructure Protection Program and Global Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Policy.
McDaniel was appointed by Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as her Homeland Security Adviser in 2003 and served in that capacity until July 2009. At the same time, he also served as the Assistant Adjutant General for Homeland Security, Michigan National Guard.
He served as the liaison between the governor's office in Michigan and all federal, state and local agencies on homeland security with responsibility for developing statewide policy on homeland security preparedness. His duties included coordinating efforts to protect the state and its critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks.
McDaniel served as a member of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council where he was elected to the executive committee in 2006 and 2008. He was named by the Office of Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security, as chair of the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council in 2007.
McDaniel was promoted to Brigadier General in 2007 and has been a member of the Michigan National Guard for over 26 years, previously serving as a military judge. He was formerly the Assistant Attorney General for Litigation in the executive division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General.
He received the Zimbardo Award, given to the Center for Homeland Defense and Security graduate who best embodies high academic achievement, outstanding leadership, and innovation in homeland security thinking.
- Michael C. McDaniel, Beyond “Beyond the Border”: A Proposal for Implementation of the Action Plan’s Recommendation on Cross-Border Critical Infrastructure, 37Can.-U.S. L. J. 433 (2012).
- Calli M. Ellis & Michael C. McDaniel, Texas Takes on the TSA: The Constitutional Fight over Airport Security, 10 J. of Homeland Sec. & Emerg. Mgt. 209 (2013).
- Michael C. McDaniel & Calli M. Ellis, The Beslan Hostage Crisis: A Case Study for Emergency Responders, 4 J. of Applied Sec. Res.1 (2009).
- Michael C. McDaniel, Emad (Al) Shenouda & M. John Bystria, The Functional Desks as Collaborative Mechanisms in the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, Homeland Sec. Affairs, Supp. 2, (2008) (available at http://www.hsaj.org/?special:home=Supplement.2)
- Eric J. Eggan, Theodore E. Hughes, Michael C. McDaniel & Matthew H. Rick, Plain English in the Department of Attorney General, 79 Mich. B.J. 48 (Jan. 2000).
Book and Chapters in Books
- McDaniel, Michael C. “Lawyers as Public Servants: The Response by the Executive and Legislative Branches of Michigan’s Government to the Events of September 11, 2001.”In Lawyers as Economic Drivers: The Business Case for Legal Services, edited by Nelson P. Miller, James D. Robb & John D. Crane, 105-112. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Publishing, 2012.
- Michael C. McDaniel (State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council), Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) Protection Capabilities for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (prepared for the Dept. of Homeland Sec., Dec. 2008) (a copy is available at the Faculty Archives, Thomas M. Cooley Law School).
- Michael C. McDaniel and Robert Stephen, A Guide to Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Protection at the State, Regional, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Level (prepared for the Dept. of Homeland Sec., Sept. 2008) (a copy is available at the Faculty Archives, Thomas M. Cooley Law School).
- Michael C. McDaniel, M. John Bustria, Edmund F. McGarrell & AnnMarie Schneider, The Security Perceptions of the Michigan Public: Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the 2005 Real ID Act (project and paper with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University, Feb. 2008). (a copy is available at the Faculty Archives, Thomas M. Cooley Law School)(also available at http://ippsr.msu.edu/publications/SOSS46Security.pdf)
- Michael C. McDaniel, The Development and Recognition of Homeland Security Law (thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Homeland Security, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007) (a copy is available at the Faculty Archives, Thomas M. Cooley Law School)(also available at www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA467219).
- Michael C. McDaniel, The Security Perceptions of the Michigan Public: Implementing the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the 2005 Real ID Act (with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University, Apr. 2008).