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David P. Dauwalder, PhD

Interim Dean

Contact

Phone: 209.946.7710
Email: ddauwalder@pacific.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University

M.A. Ed., Arizona State University

B.S. Ed., Northern Arizona University

Dr. David P. Dauwalder came to the University of the Pacific in January 2017 to serve as interim dean of the Eberhardt School of Business. 

Dr. Dauwalder has served more than 24 years in university leadership roles including nearly 18 years as a provost and more than 5 years in the role of business dean.  He has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at four universities-two public and two private.  Most recently, he served as executive vice president and provost at Woodbury University in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, California.  During his three years at Woodbury, he also served as interim president from March to mid-November 2015. 

From Spring 2006 to Spring 2013, Dr. Dauwalder was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut.  During those seven years, he renegotiated with elected faculty representatives the UNH Faculty Handbook; regularized planning, personnel, and academic policy development; strengthened with faculty experiential learning opportunities for students; supported the addition of new programs, instructional modes, and levels; and increased support for and production of research and creative activities. 

From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Dauwalder was provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, California, where he supported the university's connections to the Central Valley community, strengthened the working relationship of administration and faculty, and provided leadership for a $3 million Hispanic-Serving-Institution collaborative grant with Modesto JC and Merced College.  As provost at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, Dr. Dauwalder expanded distance-learning opportunities through CWU's university centers throughout the state and helped strengthened the role of undergraduate research.

His Ph.D. and M.A. are from Arizona State University; his bachelor's degree is from Northern Arizona University.  Dr. Dauwalder gained his collegiate faculty experience in business communications and business teacher education first at Central Michigan University, then progressed through the faculty ranks at California State University, Los Angeles, earning tenure and the rank of professor in 1988.  At Cal State L.A., he served as a department chair, associate dean, and from 1991-93 as acting dean in the School of Business & Economics.  He also served as dean of the School of Business & Economics at Central Washington University for three years before moving into the role of provost.