Dawn Feldman

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


Dawn Feldman is Executive Director of External Relations and Partnerships at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dawn’s responsibilities include overseeing the school’s portfolio of strategic partnerships, working on the establishment and management of the school’s global hubs and serving as a Knowledge Enterprise Development Fellow, representing Thunderbird in ASU’s Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships group.

In her role, Dawn connects the external community – from local partners to global organizations – into the Thunderbird and ASU learning, development, research and thought leadership ecosystem.  Additionally Dawn works with the heads of Thunderbird’s global hubs to bring Thunderbird’s strengths to global markets.  These hubs include Geneva, Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Dubai, U.A.E.; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Nairobi, Kenya; Shanghia, China; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles, CA. Hub activities span across student recruitment, community and corporate engagement, training and development, and alumni engagement. 

Dawn has 20 years of experience in higher education, primarily working on collaborations that bridge business and education. She formerly served a the Executive Director and COO for Thunderbird Executive Education, and as the Executive Director of the W. P. Carey School’s Center for Executive and Professional Development at Arizona State University. 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. There she served in a custom client services role at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, overseeing all aspects of client relationship management and custom-program design for partners in the healthcare, professional services and sports industries.

Dawn started her career in higher education in athletics, serving in  assistant women’s soccer coaching roles at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. 

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 the W. P. Carey School of Business.