President Danko's wife, Bethanie Danko, has been a professional
higher-education writer, editor and researcher for nearly a decade.
Her university writing has centered on strategic planning,
marketing, issues management, development, rankings, and magazine
and web content.
Prior to her career in higher-education writing, Bethanie taught
English both domestically and abroad. In the U.S., she taught ESL
and GED preparation as part of a community education program for
adults. Outside the U.S., she volunteered full time at a college in
south-central Poland under the auspices of the Harvard Center for
International Development. In December 2011, she was elected to the
board of directors of Indy Reads, which provides free tutoring to
adults in Central Indiana who struggle with reading.
Bethanie is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Chatham
University (2012). Her primary genre is fiction; she also works in
the areas of creative nonfiction and poetry.
Having grown up in rural Vermont, Bethanie is fond of nature,
wildlife, pets of every kind, and snowy winters. She is a fiber
artist specializing in yarn spinning, crochet, and quilting. She is
also an avid reader of mystery novels.
Bethanie and Jim Danko enjoy spending their free time attending
student games, events, and performances; visiting with Jim's two
daughters, Melanie and Meredith; going to the movies; and traveling
to see family members throughout New England and Ohio. They also
enjoy vacationing on the North Carolina coast with their rescue
dog, a mini-Schnoodle named Zooey.