Daniel Chatham
Casa Fuente Building 300C
(831) 647-4632

Daniel Chatham thrives on coaching students to find the right fit in their education and careers, and on helping nonprofit organizations and universities achieve growth and sustainability.

In higher education since 2001, he has worked primarily in enrollment management. In 2011, Chatham founded an education consultancy in Turkey that launched education and early career programs with universities, high schools, and individuals. Through coaching international students, he has seen firsthand international enrollment management practices at over 200 programs across 100 universities in 11 countries.

In South Korea, besides teaching Master’s courses on education policy implementation, learning assessment, leadership, and decision making, Chatham advised international students from Central and South Asia. He has also taught doctoral students in the Organizational Change and Leadership program of the University of Southern California.

Chatham has held leadership roles as Associate Dean of Namseoul University’s Global Education Institute, Director of Graduate Programs at the UC Riverside’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Director of Admissions and Asian Marketing at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Chatham has presented at conferences including EducationUSA Triennial, NAFSA, and NAGAP. He has served on the boards of national nonprofits, startups, and educational organizations. Before entering the education sector, Chatham worked a global Fortune 500 firm as a financial analyst focused on resource stewardship and profitability.

Areas of Interest

Chatham’s international education interests include management education for 21st century careers, leadership development, internationalization of universities, innovation in degree programs, and university collaboration. His broader interests also include organizational performance and sustainability in nonprofit and for profit organizations. Chatham also serves as reviewer for international journals of: Responsible Management Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, and Online Pedagogy and Course Design.


Academic Degrees

Ed.D., Global Education, University of Southern California

MBA, Business Administration, Temple University, Pennsylvania

BBA, Finance, Temple University, Pennsylvania


Chatham, D. (2014). A Salutary Tale. QS Showcase-Asia, Middle East & Africa 2014. Published by QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds Pte. Ltd. December 2013, Singapore.

Chatham, D. (2012). Putting it All Together: How to apply to Professional Science Master’s programs, Beaverton, OR: Insighture Media.

Chatham, D. (2012). Marketing PhD Programs Application Quickstart Guide, Beaverton, OR: Insighture Media. 

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