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David Dunaetz, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Adjunct Professor, School of Business and Management
Phone: (626) 804-3533
David Dunaetz, Ph.D., is a social psychologist whose research focuses on interpersonal processes in organizations. He was also a church-planting missionary in France for 17 years. He is especially interested in interpersonal conflicts in Christian organizations such as churches and missions. These conflict processes can either increase or decrease an organization’s effectiveness in carrying out its mission, depending on how the conflict is managed. His ultimate goal is to help Christians better love and serve God and one another in whatever organizations they find themselves.


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • Th.M., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Magistère, Langue et Civilisation Françaises, Section Économique, 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


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

School of Business and Management


  • Christian Organizations
  • Conflict Management
  • Missiology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Courses Taught

  • HROD 512 – Employee Development
  • MGMT 515 – Applied Research and Analysis
  • MGMT 521 – Organizational Development and Change
  • MGMT 561 – Group Dynamics and Conflict Management
  • MGMT 581 – Corporate and Organizational Leadership
  • MKTG 363 – Marketing Research
  • PSYC 110 – General Psychology
  • PSYC 299 – Applied Statistics
  • PSYC 362 – Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 370 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 375 – Psychology of Conflict Management and Mediation
  • PSYC 415 – Group Process
  • OPSY 502 – Organizational Ethics
  • OPSY 505 – Individual and Team Assessment
  • OPSY 590 – Statistics in Organizational Psychology
  • OPSY 592 – Research Methodology and Survey Applications