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David W. Foy, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., University of Southern Mississippi; B.S., Mississippi College

Dr. Foy came to Pepperdine after serving as a professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His clinical and research activities involve using a multiple trauma perspective in the study of traumatic victimization and identifying etiologic factors in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Combat veterans, battered women, adult and child survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and adolescent survivors of gang-related violence are populations that have been studied in his research lab. He serves as senior research consultant for the V.A. National Center for the Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Menlo Park and Honolulu.


GSEP has an active Diversity Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, whose aim is to promote discourse and foster multicultural proficiency. The Council developed a biannual speaker series to provide a forum for representatives of varied backgrounds and views to speak on subjects affecting the fields of education and mental health.