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David Dunaetz, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000
David Dunaetz, Ph.D. was a church-planting missionary in France for 17 years, so his research focuses on interpersonal conflicts in Christian organizations such as churches and missions. He especially focuses on conflict processes that can either increase or decrease an organization’s effectiveness in carrying out its mission, and this research is done from a social and an organizational psychology perspective. His ultimate goal is to help Christians better love and serve God and one another in whatever organizations they find themselves.


  • Ph.D. Applied Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Applied Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • Th.M., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Magistère de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises, Section Économique (M.A. equivalent), Université de Paris-La Sorbonne
  • M.Div., Pastoral Studies, Denver Seminary
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • B.S., Engineering, Harvey Mudd College


  • Diplôme d’enseignement du français à l’étranger (TEFL equivalent), Université de Paris-La Sorbonne


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Psychology


  • Churches
  • Communication Processes
  • Conflict Management
  • Mission Organizations
  • Organizational Processes
  • Psychology

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 521 – Organizational Development and Change
  • PSYC 110 – General Psychology
  • PSYC 299 – Applied Statistics
  • PSYC 362 – Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 375 – Psychology of Conflict Management and Mediation
  • PSYC 415 – Group Process