Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Dianne M. Dawson Daniels. D.B.A.

Dianne M. Dawson Daniels. D.B.A.

Dr. Dianne M. Dawson Daniels earned her Doctorate in Business Administration and a post-doctorate Master’s Certificate in Qualitative Research from Nova Southeastern University.  She holds a M.S. in Finance from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management, a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana and a certificate in Strategy & Management from The American Management Association.

She is on faculty at Loyola University Chicago as Associate Professor of Leadership Studies. Her research interests are in the areas of business ethics, organizational leadership, and management.  She has taught organizational development, leadership, management and ethics at the doctoral level, master’s level, and bachelor’s level.  She specializes in connecting theory and practice when speaking and teaching.

Dr. Dawson Daniels’ scholarly emphasis is driven by experience as a corporate finance professional. She was a participant/observer to ethical decisions made by organizational leaders on a daily basis while working for major corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, Conseco, and LaSalle Bank.  Her experience working in industry allows her to bring a broad perspective to issues of people-leadership and organizational success.  She has held management responsibilities across regions and developed teams to support all functional areas within organizations.