Dan Bullard – Associate Dean for Recruitment, Retention and Diversity for the Graduate School
Bullard serves as Associate Dean for Recruitment, Retention and Diversity at the graduate school. In this capacity, he oversees Blazer Graduate Research Fellowship program as well as providing assistance with developing new graduate programs at various departments.
He also boasts extensive experience representing clients in complex tort and commercial litigation matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in several high-profile cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death claims.
Early Life and Education
Bullard was raised on Oak Bowery, nine miles outside Opelika. He attended Methodist services before teaching school for some years in order to earn enough money in order to attend what is now Auburn University Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (AMCA).
He took part in a competitive examination to enter West Point but only managed a mediocre academic record. Following graduation in 1886 he was promoted to brevet major, serving both on the frontier and in the Philippines.
Bullard joined the American Expeditionary Force during World War I as one of its division commanders, fighting in several battles and earning several decorations along the way. Additionally, he published numerous books like Personalities and Reminiscences of the War (1925). After retiring from military life he became president of the National Security League.
Bullard has published over 83 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and regularly speaks at academic and professional conferences. Additionally, he is the principal investigator on over $5 Million worth of research grants that focus on genetic aspects of inflammatory diseases.
He served as deputy director of the National Physical Laboratory before holding various roles at Cambridge, including Reader and professor positions. Furthermore, he founded Churchill College Cambridge as well.
He has played defensive end for both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, amassing 22 tackles and one sack in total thus far in his NFL career. Additionally, he currently serves as special teams captain of his hometown Minnesota Vikings team.
Achievement and Honors
Bullard holds both his Bachelor’s and Doctorate in Genetics from Iowa State University. At Case Western Reserve University he earned a doctorate. As the principal investigator on studies supported by more than $5 Million in grants focused on genetics of inflammatory diseases he serves on editorial boards of both journals – American Journal of Pathology and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journals.
NCSU wrestling teammates Sean Fausz and Hayden Hidlay joined together this year as members of NCSU’s wrestling squad; all three received honorable mention in this year’s ACC Academic All-America Team selections for their second time collectively in their careers.
Cristela Delgado-Daniel joins Bullard Law as a junior litigation and employment law associate, offering advice to public, private, and nonprofit clients as well as conducting litigation for them on employment law matters.
Dan is an active member of his local church and volunteer for numerous organizations, such as StepUp of Alamance. Additionally, he is well-known bass guitarist who frequently performs at fundraising events for families living in generational poverty.
He has over thirty years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants before State and Federal Courts, both as a plaintiff and as an advocate. At Bullard, Wangerin & Corbett he serves as senior partner. His practice areas include family law, personal injury litigation and criminal law proceedings.
He is survived by his wife, Kristina; three daughters; one granddaughter; a brother; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed as an irreplaceable husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend. People will always remember his radiant smile and infectious laughter fondly.
Bullard was born four days after Alabama seceded from the Union. As a military professional on both frontier and combat operations in Philippines, Cuba, and then Europe with American Expeditionary Force during World War I he served on both frontier operations as well as being part of AEF until his retirement in 1925 when he wrote columns and wrote books about military topics while serving as President of National Security League.
At present, Dan Bullard lives on White Cascade Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina; previously, he may have resided on Arlington Cir. He holds a Series 63 license which permits him to practice as a financial advisor through On Investment Management Co and currently has one daughter; his estimated net worth stands at approximately $5 Million.