- D.B.A. (Management), 2009, Nova Southeastern University
- M.S. (Finance), 1990, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
- B.A. (Economics), 1988, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Daniels teaches organizational development, leadership, and ethics topics in business and education, in the BBA, MBA, MOL, and Ed.D. programs. Her research and publication interests are in the areas of business ethics, leadership and management.
She served as assistant vice president of finance and in other capacities as a corporate finance professional for major corporations — such as Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Sprint and Sprint PCS, Conseco, and ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank. These experiences have provided her with a wealth of knowledge that she enjoys sharing with her students. She has worked in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. She has held leadership positions in the areas of corporate strategic planning; financial planning and analysis; finance operations; financial systems; and cost accounting. This allows her to bring a broad perspective to the issues of financial management, organizational development and strategy.
Her management experience has been across regions and in developing teams to support the functional areas of business development, sales and marketing, information technology, operations and other shared services, such as human resources and finance, within top organizations.
Dr. Daniels is a trained Six-Sigma DMAIC Greenbelt with process improvement experience. She has also earned certification in strategy and management from The American Management Association and as a Registered Leadership Coach from the Institute for Life Coach Training.
She was principal at The Dawson Daniels Consulting Group, LLC. In this capacity, she specialized in business development and executive coaching, serving as an advisor to boards of directors, presidents, and owners of national non-profit and for-profit organizations. She also serves on the board of directors of Esusu Investments, Inc.
Dr. Daniels is married with three children and lives in the Chicagoland area. She is an avid reader and enjoys sports, and the business of sports.