Lisa Dunne, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication & Dean of Social Sciences
Dr. Lisa Dunne, the Chair of SDC’s Department of Communication and Dean of Social Sciences, is an award-winning educator, author, and speaker. For the last 17 years, she has taught at the high school, college and university levels in the fields of communication and psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in human development and a Master’s degree in communication studies, and she is the author of several books, including Emerge: Cracking the Cocoon of Media Socialization, SHIFT: Creating Cultural Change, and co-author of Numb.
Her latest book, Relating through the Lifespan, is a biosocial Christian perspective on lifespan development and intergenerational mentoring. Dr. Dunne’s educational accolades include honors from Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, a number of national and state writing awards, and recognition from the City and County of San Francisco for her work in the two-year college system. Dr. Dunne labors to foster a collaborative classroom environment where students will be challenged to reach their full potential as dynamic and engaging culture-shapers.
“We desire for students to embrace excellence in every form of communication, from virtual to interpersonal, honing their gifts and talents to make a lasting impact for Christ.“ – Dunne
Dr. Dunne has been married to her British husband, Adrian, for 24 years, and they are blessed with two children, Ethan (16), Cymone (11), who serve alongside them in their ministries. Dr. Dunne finds great joy in coaching and teaching Millennials, helping them discover God’s purpose and passion for their lives.