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Scott Dunbar, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
Program Director of Doctorate in Business Administration (Online)

Office Phone: (951) 343-2193
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 300
Office Hours: By appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.B.A. Human Resources Liberty University 2017
MBA Healthcare Loma Linda University 2009
B.S. Business Administration University of California, Riverside 2000
  • Courses Taught

    Human Resource Management
    Business & Organizational Management
    Management with Biblical Foundation
    Business Policy & Strategy
    Information Systems Essentials
    Business IT Applications
    Communication Strategy in Management

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    -Religious coping
    -Differntiation of Self
    -Alternatives to traditional textbooks.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Thai, Y., Frederick, T., Dunbar, S. (2021). Coping with pastoral burnout using Christian contemplative practices. Religions, 12, 1-13.

    Avila, J., Rapp, R., Dunbar, S., Jackson, A. (2020). Burnout and Worklife in Disaster Restoration: Maslach Burnout Inventory and Areas of Worklife Survey. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management – American Society of Civil Engineers

    Dunbar, S., Frederick, T., Thai, Y., Gill, J. (2020). Calling, caring, and connecting: burnout in Christian Ministry. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. doi:10.1080/13674676.2020.1744548Simnjanovski, R., Sturz, D., Ardito, R., Dunbar, S., Keneaster, J., Snowden, D. (2020). Personalized weekly overviews: A comparison of text and video announcements measuring student engagement, achievement and misunderstanding in an only classroom. Contemporary Issues in Education Research.

    Frederick, T., Dunbar, S. (2019). Calling, connecting, and caring: A Christian approach to burnout caused by work and family conflict. Lexington Books.Frederick, T., Dunbar, S., & Thai, Y. (2017). Burnout in Christian Perspective. Pastoral Psychology(1573-6679), 1-10. doi:

    Frederick, T., Dunbar, S., Purrington, S., Fisher S., Ardito, R. (2017, September). Exploring the relative contributions of self and mindfulness differentiation for predicting burnout. Nova Science Publishers

    Ardito, R., Simnjanovski, R., Sturz, D., Dunbar, S. (2017, January). Personalized weekly overviews: A comparison of text and video notifications measuring student engagement, achievement and misunderstanding in an online classroom. Presented at Clute Institute International Conference on Education with co-authors Riste Simnjanovski and Dominick Sturz

    Frederick, T., Purrington, S., & Dunbar, S. (2016). Differentiation of self, religious coping, and subjective well-being. Mental Health Religion & Culture, 19(6), 1-12. doi:10.1080/13674676.2016.1216530Simnjanovski, R., Morris, E., Dunbar, S., Ardito, R. (2016, January).

    Trashing your textbook: Self-Regulated learning through the use of vignettes, cases, primary sources and the real world as an alternative to publisher texts. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member of Sandals Church.

    Past and present church service:
    Marriage Mentor (Lead 8-week sessions for pre-marriage couples; mentor marriages in crisis).
    Small Group Leader for multiple Marriage and Family community groups.
    Process new families into children's ministry.
    Check in Attendant.
    Cabin Leader at men's retreat.
    Copied sermons to CDs.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Assist in teaching Jiu Jitsu classes.
    Participate in annual Dr. Seuss at local elementary school.
    Head Coach and Assistant for youth baseball teams.
    Head Coach and Assistant for youth soccer teams.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family, Jiu Jitsu, sports, and working out. Go Dodgers!

  • Personal Philosophy

    Philippians 4 4:7

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.