Craig M Nathanson, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator and Instructor

Human Resource Management Certificate
Craig M Nathanson, Ph.D.



Dr. Craig Nathanson is the Program Coordinator for the Human Resource Management Certificate Program at Sonoma State University. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School Of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, and 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.

Dr. Nathanson is 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. Additionally Dr. Craig Nathanson is 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 has more than 20 years in various senior management positions in U.S. Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Nathanson has written and published 7 books on personal and mid-life development and management, including “The Best Manager: Getting better results through people”. Dr. Nathanson’s 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.