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Marquis Who's Who Honors Dr. Lisa Dunne for Expertise in Higher Education

Dr. Lisa Dunne has been honored for her contributions to student development

Dr. Dunne is the founder of Chula Vista Christian University, where she serves as the president.

    CHULA VISTA, CA, April 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Lisa Dunne has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Dunne is the founder of Chula Vista Christian University, where she serves as the president. In this capacity, she hires and trains faculty, meets with mentors and industry representatives, and helps other churches envision similar programs across the U.S. Dr. Dunne also taught at William Jessup University, Heald College, Sante Fe Community College, Miami-Dade College, and San Diego Christian College for eight years, where she served as the Chair of the Department of Communication and the Dean of Social Sciences. Her dedication to education extends beyond higher education. Dr. Dunne has been a keynote speaker, a conference speaker, and a motivational speaker, and has written six books. She also founded Academic Rescue Mission (, through which she has launched 34 homeschool academies across the nation. Recognized as an expert in GenZ psycho-social development, Dr. Dunne's career is marked by her innovative approach to learning and her commitment to fostering student growth.

Dr. Dunne's professional affiliations include membership in Pathfinders, which underscores her engagement with industry-related organizations and her broader commitment to leadership and mentorship in the education sector. Her expertise is not only recognized by her peers but also celebrated through accolades such as:

2023: Seven Spheres of Influence Award
2022: Pathfinder of the Year
2021: Marriage of the Year
2020: Campus Pathfinder of the Year, Awaken Church Eastlake
2016: State Senate of California, Recognition for Service in the University System
2015: Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society Advisor Recognition
2004: Teacher of the Year, Heald College; Roseville, CA.
2003: City and County of San Francisco, Certificate of Honor, CA.
2001: Outstanding Instructor Award, Heald College; Roseville, CA.
2001: International Library of Poetry Award; Roseville, CA.
1989: Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2nd place, Entertainment Reviews; FL.
1988: Florida Community College Press Association, 2nd place, Arts Reviews; FL.
1987: Divisional Award in Communications, Miami-Dade Community College; FL.
1987: Academy of American Poets, 2nd place, Fred Shaw Poetry Contest; Miami, FL.

Dr. Dunne's educational background has been instrumental in shaping her career. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in human development from Fielding Graduate University in 2010 and received two master's degrees, one in communication from Regent University and one in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University. Her foundational studies were conducted at Miami Dade College in the topic of the humanities, as well as at the University of Miami in secondary education and training. Dr. Dunne attributes much of her success to the mentors who have provided support throughout her life, instilling resilience that has become a cornerstone of her leadership philosophy.

Outside of her professional life, Dunne is deeply involved with her community through activities such as serving on the education committee for the Chamber of Commerce in Chula Vista, California, and founding schools within local churches. She also expresses her faith through singing at church and providing pre-marriage counseling. She has published two musical albums, which can be heard on Spotify, and her books include The Multigenerational Marketplace, The Science of Social Influence, Relating through the Lifespan, Emerge, Numb, and her latest work Outsourced. She hosts a weekly radio show, MindsetMatters, and a podcast, Communication Architects, which has been downloaded over 10,000 times to date.

Married for more than three decades to her husband Adrian, she takes pride in their family life with their children, Ethan and Cymone. Her hobbies include hiking, participating in worship teams, speaking engagements, writing endeavors and enjoying time at the beach.

Looking ahead, Dr. Dunne is committed to a significant educational initiative: establishing Christian community colleges across every county in the United States to provide an effective Socratic model for education reform. This ambitious 10-year plan includes building phase one of CVCU with a campus and performing arts center already promised by a donor. Furthermore, she continues challenging prevailing educational practices by writing, with upcoming works such as "The Bachelor Epidemic," which follows her critical examination of American education in "Why America's Kids Need an Education Revolution."

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