Dawn Feldman

400 E Van Buren
Suite 900
Exec Director, External Relationships and Partnerships
University Staff
DTPHX Campus


Dawn Feldman is the Executive Director and COO of Executive Education at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dawn’s responsibilities include leading the executive education business, with leadership responsibilities for our partnerships and activities in Glendale, Arizona, plus operational oversight in the Geneva, Switzerland and Moscow, Russia offices. Dawn and her team help design and deliver dynamic learning programs in a variety of formats including classroom, online and blended.

Thunderbird Executive Education programs are led by faculty from the Thunderbird School and utilize other faculty, facilitators and practitioners from across Arizona State University's vast network of schools.

Prior to joining Thunderbird, Dawn was the Executive Director of the W. P. Carey School’s Center for Executive Education at Arizona State University.

In her role, Dawn and her team serve as advocates and advisers for clients and working professionals who want executive education. They work to find the right learning solutions from the school’s program portfolio or, when needed, perform needs assessments and design custom-learning solutions to meet an organization’s development needs. Thunderbird’s portfolio ranges from half-day workshops and multi-day programs to online certificates and customized programs. All are focused on translating lessons into impactful strategic business knowledge for future business leaders.

Dawn has 15 years of experience in higher education, primarily working on collaborations that bridge business and education. She came to Arizona State University in 2008 in a strategic project role, which included organizing a series of conferences and an online dialogue on U.S.-China trade issues in partnership with an international nonprofit agency.

Prior to her time at ASU, she spent six years at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She served in a custom client services role at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education there, overseeing all aspects of client relationship management and custom-program design for partners in the healthcare, professional services and sports industries. Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication from Ithaca College, a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from W.P. Carey.