Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. Rhetoric and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.A. Rhetoric and Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.A. Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • American Association of University Women

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Faculty, Business Communication, Jones International University, Englewood, CO
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Beaver College, Glenside, PA
  • Organization Researcher, Curriculum Developer and Trainer, Process Facilitator and Executive Coach, Communication Research Associates, Valley Forge, PA
  • Instructor, Department of Communication, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Research & Scholarship


  • Tracy, K., Van Dusen, D., & Robinson, S. (1987). A descriptive analysis of the difference between well-given and poorly-given criticism. Journal of Communication, 37(2), pp. 46-59.

Proceedings & Conferences

  • Van Dusen, D. B. (2010). Relational communication in the classroom as a spiritual dimension of dialogue. 13th Annual CJBE Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, July, 2010.
  • Van Dusen, D. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Create Course Outcomes. Regis University CPS Faculty Development Conference, Denver, CO, September, 2006.
  • Van Dusen, D. The stigma of singleness: Identities with a singles' organization. Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November, 1997.
  • Van Dusen, D. Weak ties as a source of support: Supportive communication within a singles organization. Conference of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA, November 1996.
  • Van Dusen, D. The stigma of singleness: Identities within a singles' organization. 87th Conference of the Eastern Communication Association, New York, April 1996.

Awards & Recognition

  • Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, Section Editor, Scholarship, 2012
  • Ignatian Scholar, Regis University College for Professional Studies, completed program 2008-2009
  • Regis University's College for Professional Studies, Graduate Programs, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • Biography appears in Who's Who of American Women, 1995-current
  • Biography appears in Who's Who in America, 1996-current