David Dunne, Ph. D.


University of Victoria

David is a Teaching Professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. He has published widely in academic and practitioner journals on strategy, innovation and marketing; his book, Design Thinking at Work: How Innovative Organizations Are Embracing Design (University of Toronto Press, 2018) explores the successes and challenges of applying design thinking in organizations. He is currently working on a second book on design and managerial mindsets. He has been a visiting professor at several design schools, including TUDelft in the Netherlands and IIT Institute of Design in Chicago.

As Director of the MBA Program at Gustavson, he led the introduction of the MBA in Sustainable Innovation in 2020. He has received many awards for teaching and innovation, including the National 3M Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s premier university teaching award. He
has served as Board Chair, Board member and volunteer in Nepal and Africa for Academics Without Borders. He recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction at University of King’s College, Halifax, NS, and is currently writing a book about the Irish border.