Dawn Adams Joins Chatfield College as Grant Officer

Dawn Adams, PhD will take on the role of Grant Officer at Chatfield College. In her new position, she will be responsible for researching new grant opportunities and raising support from foundations. Before joining Chatfield as the grant officer, Dr. Adams was working as a volunteer tutor and mentor at the college.

“I am excited to become the grant officer for Chatfield, and I’m really looking forward to helping spread the inspiring Chatfield mission surrounding communities,” said Dawn.

Dr. Adams earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Cincinnati, her master’s degree from Kennesaw State, a Specialist in Science Education from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Leadership from Capella University. Dawn brings 30 years of teaching experience in the Cobb County School District in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as 15 years as the internship coordinator of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school.

Dr. Adams has placed over 1,500 students in internships with major companies and corporation in the Atlanta area. She also worked closely with the grant writing team at Cobb County, as well as in the educational grant writing departments at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Kennesaw State College. Another cause dear to her heart, Dawn worked with young women who have been or were at risk for domestic human trafficking.

Director of Development Jim Ludwig said of Dr. Adams, “We are excited to have Dawn join our team at Chatfield with her vast array of experiences in the grant arena from the Atlanta area.  She brings with her the opportunity for additional partnerships that will help us strive to advance Chatfield’s mission and meet our goals.”

Originally from Williamsburg, in Clermont County, Dawn currently resides in downtown Cincinnati. She enjoys running, yoga, Pilates, strength training, reading, and traveling. She recently returned home to the area to be closer to her family, after more than 30 years living in Atlanta.


Chatfield College is a private, faith-based, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in Brown County and Cincinnati, and is an open enrollment college. The Brown County campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118; the Cincinnati campus is located at 1544 Central Parkway; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call (513) 875-3344 or e-mail admissions@chatfield.edu.


Upcoming Events

The Chatfield Edge, Former College Turned Nonprofit, Appoints First Executive Director

St. Martin, Ohio (August 28, 2023) – The Chatfield Edge, a newly-founded nonprofit in Southwest Ohio, has appointed its first executive director to lead the organization in helping first-generation and…

Read More »

Seasons Harvest: A New Chapter for Chatfield

Devoted to educational attainment, The Chatfield Edge was profiled in the August issue of Seasons Harvest magazine. Click image or HERE to read the full article.

Read More »

Chatfield College to become The Chatfield Edge, a regional student support center, January 2023

Chatfield College announced today that it plans to transition from a two-year, private liberal arts college to a nonprofit agency focused on supporting postsecondary education attainment, beginning in January 2023….

Read More »