Daniel Scofield

Daniel Scofield

Daniel Schofield’s design philosophy finds beauty in simplicity. Combining his background in graphic design and carpentry with an appreciation of materials and industrial processes, his belief that no detail should exist without purpose can be seen throughout his work.

At SPU, he teaches an upper division physical chemistry course as well as sections from the first year general chemistry sequence.

Early Life and Education

He was an inspiring father, husband, brother and grandfather to many. His passions included hunting deer, camping and watching western movies. Furthermore, he was an exceptional tattoo artist with a special talent who gained admiration among clients through his unique style. According to Potter’s testimony.

Cum Laude graduated with High Honors from Butler University and currently holds a B.S. in Dance/Arts Administration. Since 2021 he has performed as studio company dancer with Louisville Ballet as well as guest artist for various other companies.

Scofield has been teaching upper-division physical chemistry at SPU since 2010. An avid fan of both Pittsburgh’s Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, his research interests focus on narrative in communication and higher education.

Personal Life

Simon Pengelly of furniture designer fame lauded Scofield as “one to watch”, as he debuted his brass accessories collection at London’s Design Junction show in 2012. Within one year he was chosen for ELLE Decoration’s 100% Futures exhibition where seven established designers each supported one emerging creative.

Scofield, who was selected as a Metropolitan Opera Council audition finalist, has performed roles such as Montano in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Four Villains in that same opera; Ford in Falstaff; and Lord Henry Wotton from The Picture of Dorian Gray with Opera Columbus. Additionally, he made his debuts as Count Almaviva/Tonio/Lady Figaro during Phoenicia Festival of Voice performances of Le Nozze di Figaro; as well as Valentin from Cedar Rapids Opera Theater performances.

As well as his teaching duties, he is an avid sports fan and fanatic supporter of both Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. Currently residing in Milaca Minnesota with Amy as wife and their three children.

Professional Career

Sir Terence Conran recently recognized Schofield as “one to watch”, leading him to grow in professional renown. With his simplistic aesthetic and collaborations with furniture brands such as Ercol, his Tarnish brass collection earned his firm an ELLE Decoration British Design Award in 2016.

On his career journey, other highlights have included debut roles as Count (Schreker: Der ferne Klang) with Opera Philadelphia and Old Graumann in Martha’s Vineyard with Maryland Lyric Opera. Additionally he made appearances as Marcello from La Boheme for Opera at Featherstone Gulfshore Opera as well as Sharpless with Hudson Opera Theater.

This season has seen him make his return to Arizona Opera’s Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist Program as well as debut as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at Seattle Opera and Pacific Opera Project. Additionally he performed as Masetto from Don Giovanni for Plano Symphony; as Count Almaviva for Fort Wayne Philharmonic; and performed Haydn’s Creation for Boise Baroque Orchestra.

Achievement and Honors

Schofield not only conducts groundbreaking research at SPU, but he also teaches upper-division chemistry courses and introductory chemistry classes – his students praise him as being passionate, engaging and supportive of both teams he champions – the Steelers and Pirates!

He specializes in the theory of molecular systems with non-covalent interactions, and his work has been published in leading academic journals.

He made his role debuts as Scarpia in Tosca for Tri-Cities Opera and Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West for Opera Orlando; sang as Count Almaviva/Tonio from Le nozze di Figaro/Pagliacci for Cedar Rapids Symphony; performed Sharpless from Madama Butterfly with Heartland Opera Theatre; and is set to make another role debut as Count Carl-Magnus from Carmina Burana with Painted Sky Opera.

Net Worth

He is one of the highest paid TV personalities in the UK and estimated net worth is estimated at $10 Million. He makes most of his money by appearing on various shows or hosting events.

He finds great pleasure in performing live theater, having appeared in several musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and hosted various TV shows such as 5 Gold Rings, Text Santa and Dancing on Ice.

Dan leaves behind his beloved wife Nancy and children Harlan Schofield Jr., Kelsey Schofield-Erickson, Carissa Messina, Sherry Olsen-Gapinski and Matthew Kjesbo; 19 grandchildren including Harlan Schofield III as well as extended family and close friends who loved him dearly. He was well known as being very friendly.

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