Craig Nathanson, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Management | Coordinator, HR Certificate Program

Craig Nathanson, Ph.D.


(707) 774-6446

Dr. Craig Nathanson is an educator, author, speaker, and coach for mid-life development.

Dr. Nathanson has been teaching online graduate and undergraduate programs since 2001 at several universities in North America and Europe. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer in Vietnam in partnership with Solvay Brussels School of Economics, Brussels, Belgium. Dr.Nathanson is also an adjunct faculty for the University of San Francisco, Johnson and Wales University, San Francisco State University and a contributing faculty for the Continuing Education division of Cal State University East Bay. Additionally, Dr. Nathanson is an adjunct faculty with Humboldt State University in the School Of Business, a visiting lecturer in China and Vietnam in partnership with The Asia Center at Benedictine University, US as well as an adjunct lecturer for The National Moser Center of Adult Learning in the US, and an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool Online and the University of Roehampton, London Online.

Dr. Nathanson has a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, as well as Masters Degrees in Human Development and Telecommunications Management. He worked over twenty years in various senior management positions in U.S. Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Nathanson has written and published 6 books on work and mid-life development and management, including “The Best Manager: Getting better results through people”. Dr. Nathanson’s recent book  “Joyful work in the second half of life: The five stages”, accumulates twenty years of research in the intersection of work and mid-life.  Additionally, Dr.Nathanson  just released his newest book in  2018, co-authored with his wife Natasha, a parenting book, “ Everybody needs a Bearhug, kids advice for their parents, 365 days a year “.

Two of Dr. Nathanson’s books have been translated and published in Vietnamese and available in Vietnam; How to reach your goals in work and life and The Best Manager both published by D.T Books in Vietnam.

Additionally, Dr.Nathanson was one of the original founding members of Pandesic, the joint venture of Intel-Sap as one of the first e-commerce companies as well as a vice-president of People PC, a joint venture with Ford Motor Company.

Dr. Nathanson is also a motivational speaker,  The Vocational  Coach™ for mid-life adults,  and workshop leader working with companies on the development of their organizations and people. His current research focus is on humanistic leadership, leadership through coaching, joyful work, and professional development. Dr. Nathanson developed and leads a thriving online community at which combines his work on leadership and joyful work.

Dr.Nathanson lives in Petaluma, California with his family.