Dr. Dan Edelman became Chancellor of Montana State University Billings in April 2018. Prior to his appointment, Edelman served as executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer of the University of North Texas at Dallas.
He previously held progressive leadership positions at Texas A&M University Commerce, Texas, culminating in a position as associate provost and vice president of academic affairs. Edelman has a long history in education. Prior to his education career, he served as a forensic investigative auditor for the U.S. Department of Justice, and as CEO and CFO for a financial company, among other positions.
Edelman has a doctorate in mathematics education with an accounting-related dissertation from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in accounting from Roosevelt University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University. Edelman has published a number of papers and manuscripts, as well as taught a number of courses, primarily in accounting.
Edelman also holds professional certifications as a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, certified information technology professional, and chartered global management accountant. He is also certified in financial forensics.
Edelman is a Disabled U.S. Army veteran and a first-generation college student. He and his wife Sandee share three children, four grandchildren, and have two German shepherds, Karson and Fibi.