Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker (Chillers, Strangest Dreams, Paradise Park), a two-time television regional Emmy nominee, a multi-nominated graphic novelist (Chillers I & II, CARBON, SALT), and playwright (Paradise Park the Musical, Space Preachers the Musical, Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club Musical, Winner BROADWAY WORLD BEST MUSICAL – West Virginia.) Boyd’s children’s books The Adventures of Wandala, and Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club (chapter book) are both multi award-winning books, including Gold Mom’s Choice Award.

A retired media studies professor at West Virginia State University, Boyd also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. He was also the long-time Artist in Residence at WV State University’s Economic Development Center.