Dr. Lisa Dunne is the president of Chula Vista Christian University.
"Many of our nation's leading academic institutions...(have) done very little to prepare (students) to succeed in the world of work... Educators must realize that we are not simply teaching the students of today; we are training the workforce of tomorrow."
Dr. Lisa Dunne
The Multigenerational Marketplace
Dr. Lisa Dunne is a dynamic, award-winning educator, author, and speaker with 20 years of classroom experience, 10 years of academic leadership, and 8 years of nonprofit leadership.
She holds a Ph.D. in human development from Fielding Graduate University, a Master's degree in communication studies from Regent University, a Master’s degree in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University, and undergraduate degrees and minors in humanities, secondary education, and musical theater from Thomas Edison State College and Miami-Dade College.
Dr. Dunne is passionate about the transformative power of Christian education, the primacy of the local church, and the stable family as the cornerstone of healthy culture. She is an expert in Gen Z educational methodology and psychosocial development, and she enjoys facilitating local church and community workshops to help parents, teachers, and faith-based institutions better equip the next generation for academic success, relational resilience, and career readiness.
As an advocate of education reform and family discipleship, Dr. Dunne speaks regularly at conferences and leadership events, and, as a lifelong home educator, she has been a featured speaker at California homeschool conferences like CHEA and GHC, seedbeds for the success of the CVCU educational modality, which is built on the proven success of the dialogue-based homeschool model of instruction.
Dr. Dunne is the author of several books, including The Multigenerational Marketplace, a guide to utilizing Christian communication competencies in the workplace, The Science of Social Influence, a primer on media’s insidious influence on identity, and Relating through the Lifespan, a Christian perspective on lifespan development and intergenerational mentoring. Her podcast is The Communication Architect (available on iTunes and Spotify), and her YouTube channel is The Modern Professor.
She is especially passionate about the developmental process of the college years because of the season's impact on her own life: During her freshman year in college in Miami, Florida, she became a Christian, and during her sophomore year of college, she met her husband on a performance exchange trip in Wakefield, England.
She has now been married to her British husband, Adrian, for 28 years, and they have two intelligent and compassionate children, Ethan (21) and Cymone (16), who are their true résumé. Dr. Dunne finds great joy in coaching and teaching all generations, helping them discover God’s purpose and plan for their lives.