Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Chief Consulting Officer and Partner, TNG

Professional Organizations

Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), Board Member and President in (2011-2012)


Bachelor’s Degree, Brigham Young University

J.D., The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Admissions to Practice

State of Tennessee

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Chief Consulting Officer and Partner, TNG

“If you treat a person as they are, they will remain as they are. But if you treat them as what they could be, what they ought to be and should be, they will become what they ought to be and could be.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daniel Swinton is a Partner and Chief Consulting Officer with TNG and on the Advisory Board of NABITA (National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment). He has also served as both President and Vice President of ATIXA and on the Board for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA), having served as its President in 2011-2012.

Swinton serves frequently as a third-party neutral hearing advisor and decision-maker for TNG clients for sexual misconduct, discrimination, and Title IX grievance proceedings. He also frequently consults with colleges, universities and K-12 on issues of Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act and sexual violence, alcohol and other drugs, behavioral intervention, bystander intervention, student conduct policies and procedures, hearing board training, mediation and legal issues in education.

Swinton often serves institutions as an external investigation support provider for issues of sexual misconduct and other complex student conduct matters as well as employment concerns, retaliation, and harassment. He also serves as an expert witness in cases of sexual assault, Title IX, negligence, academic integrity and civil rights. He has served as an interim Title IX Coordinator for college clients. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics ranging from student conduct to civil rights investigations, and is a frequent presenter and invited speaker at national and regional conferences.

He has been interviewed and featured by several publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, Student Affairs Today, and the Washington Post.

Prior to his work with TNG, Swinton served as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity at Vanderbilt University. Swinton earned his bachelor’s degree and his J.D. from Brigham Young University and his Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.