David Peck, Ph.D.

Vice President for University Relations
Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Phone: (626) 815-4500
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David Peck has taught for the past six years with Azusa Pacific, Fielding, and UCLA. With degrees in business and psychology, Peck’s expertise lies in branding, marketing, public relations, social media, and visual storytelling. For 18 years, he has been responsible for promoting and protecting the brand at Azusa Pacific University. Peck and his team have received numerous CASE, Telly, and UCDA awards throughout his tenure. Prior to higher education, Peck was involved in distribution, exhibition, and marketing at Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (Walt Disney Co.) as well as United Artists Theatres (now a part of the Regal Entertainment Group).


  • Ph.D., Media Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
  • MBA, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.S., Marketing, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • Communication
    • Department of Communication Studies


  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Media Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Teenagers and Social Media

Courses Taught

  • COMM 496 – Senior Seminar
  • JOUR 460 – Advanced Public Relations
  • PUBR 250 – Public Relations
  • PUBR 440 – Public Relations and Entertainment

Office Hours

By appointment