Wendi Dykes, Ph.D., CF-LSP

Director, M.S. in Organizational Psychology Program, and Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5881
Fax: (626) 815-5484
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Wendi Waldron Dykes, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and the inaugural director of the Master of Science in Organizational Psychology at APU. Blending her education with more than 16 years of professional experience in human resources, she has a passion for educating future organizational consultants. Dykes spent 11 years with LEGOLAND® California, where she was awarded international honors for her training programs and organizational development strategies. In addition to LEGO, Dykes has held positions with Disney and the University of California, San Diego. Dykes is enthusiastic about helping organizations address complex systems issues with sustainable solutions, and her research explores the idea of using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) to inspire creative confidence. She is known for reintroducing play, of a serious nature, into the adult vocabulary and workplace while encouraging all to “play well and play on.”


  • Ph.D., Human and Organizational Systems: Organization Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University
  • M.A., Organization Development and Change, Fielding Graduate University
  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology


  • Creative Confidence
  • Organizational Systems
  • Organization Development
  • Play Theory
  • Training and Facilitation

Courses Taught

  • OPSY 501 – Introduction to Organizational Psychology
  • OPSY 525 – Executive Coaching Skills and Techniques
  • OPSY 534 – Organizational Systems: Theories of Change
  • OPSY 595 – Introduction to Thesis in Organizational Psychology
  • OPSY 596 – Thesis in Organizational Psychology: Data Collection and Analysis

Office Hours

By appointment

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