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Diane Dusick

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Diane Dusick received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1999 and has been teaching in graduate and doctoral programs ever since. She began teaching television and film production in 1989 at San Bernardino Valley College, where she taught in the classroom, studio, and online until 2018. Social change is important to her, particularly in the area of animal rescue. Over the past 25 years, she has rescued over 100 dogs/puppies, kittens/cats, chickens, and horses. Currently she has three therapy dogs and a horse. Her favorite charity is the Pegasus Foundation, which rescues race horses. One of her dogs, a rescue poodle named Remington, goes to a local mental health clinic as a therapy dog once or twice a week. He was the only dog used at the San Bernardino shooting to help survivors cope with the trauma. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her family makes 50 meals a week for a local food bank.

Courses Taught

DDBA 9000 - Doctoral Study Completion

DDBA 8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 8307B - Quantitative Business Data Analysis Using SPSS


PhD, University of Southern California - Fairfield , CT United States

MA, Fairfield University Graduate School of Education

Public Service

Pet-Assisted Therapy Program, Volunteer - Riverside, CA United States

Awards / Honors

Named Full Professor first year eligible, San Bernardino Valley College, 2000

USC School of Education General Scholarship, University of Southern California, 1998

Innovator of the Year 1996, San Bernardino Valley College, 1996

Innovator of the Year 2014, San Bernardino Valley College, 2014

Professor Emerita, San Bernardino Valley College, 2018


Dusick, D. M. (1998). What Social Cognitive Factors Influence A Faculty Member's Choice To Use Computers For Teaching? . Journal of Research on Computing in Education.


Dusick, D. M. (2011). The Art and Science of Scholarly Writing. IBAM (Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management).