Faculty: Lydia Daniels

Lydia Daniels, Ph.D

Senior Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

Lydia Daniels has been a senior adjunct professor at GGU for more than 30 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management and organizational behavior both online and in the classroom.

Daniels currently holds positions as the president and CEO of Daniels Consultation Services. In the past, she has served as chief human resources officer and director of human resources for acute care hospitals. Daniels developed and implemented systems for all human resources functions, has experience in transition projects and has led successful union contract negotiations during her career. She is a published writer, editor, lecturer and speaker. Daniels is a GGU alumni and holds a bachelor of arts in human relations (cum laude) and a master of science in human resource management with an organizational behavior emphasis (most outstanding graduate in human resources award).


  • PhD (Management, Leadership and Organizational Change), Walden University
  • MS (Human Resources Management/Organizational Behavior), Golden Gate University
  • BA (Human Relations), Golden Gate University


  • 1978 - Present: Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 1996 - Present: President and CEO, Daniels Consultation Services
  • 1998 - 2003: Chief Human Resources Officer, Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC), San Leandro, CA
  • 1996 - 1997: Director, Human Resources, West Contra Costa Healthcare District/Brookside Hospital
  • 1982 - 1996: Assistant Director, Human Resources, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • 1988 - 1994: Director, Ambulatory Human Resources and Administrative Services
  • 1982 - 1988: Manager, Outpatient Registration, Appointments & Cashiering, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
  • 1975 - 1982: Director, Health Information Services, University of California San Francisco, Hospitals and Clinics


  • Vice President, Professional Development, American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), Golden Gate Chapter
  • Healthcare Human Resources Management Association (HHRMA)
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • National Association Business & Professional Women (NABPW)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Board Member, Operation Dignity, Agency for Homeless Veterans and Families


  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award (Human Resources), Golden Gate University, 2015