Dak holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Psychology, two master’s degrees (Architecture and Community Psychology), and an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. He has served twice as a Visiting Lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha Qatar and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii in the schools of Architecture and Medicine. Dak is the former Director of the Boston Architectural College’s Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Graduate program in Healthcare Interior Design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dak is certified as a Master level Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and specializes in environmental modification strategies that promote health, wellbeing and positive self reflections
Dak’s publications include several journal articles, the completion of several books and monographs, Dak’s other accomplishments include an invitation by the Costa Rican National Congress’ of Medicine and Engineering to discuss the role of Design and Health, he testified before the California State Senate on issues of Environmental Health, was appointed by the governor of Hawaii to the Health Planning Council, has been invited to present on the future of design at the IDA (International Design Alliance) Congress in Taiwan, invited to deliver a TEDx talk, and was a member of ASID’s Distinguished Speakers for five years.