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Dori Lansbach

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dori Lansbach, PhD is a current professor at Pepperdine, where she teaches a First-Year Seminar for undergraduate students called “The Psychology of Close Relationships” and PSY 628: Human Sexuality & Intimacy in the online division of Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dori is also the Relationship IQ Assistant at the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine, where she helps educate college students on how to generate and maintain healthy relationships through various programming. In addition, she helps lead the student-athlete ministry on campus while supporting athletes with their spiritual, relational, and mental health.

Dori holds a PhD in Psychology from The University of Edinburgh, where she also obtained a Master’s Degree in Documentary Film Directing. Lansbach earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts for Education from Pepperdine and has taught elementary education as well as assistant taught "Introduction to Psychology" at The University of Edinburgh. Lansbach has presented her Doctoral research on Psychological Abuse in Romantic Relationships at conferences such as the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, and the Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology. In addition to her academic passions, Lansbach was also a collegiate basketball player for the Pepperdine women’s team and a professional basketball player in Scotland and Spain for five years. She is passionate about Jesus, family, and educating young adults on the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.



  • PhD, University of Edinburgh
  • MA, University of Edinburgh
  • BA, Pepperdine University



  • GSCO 199: The Psychology of Close Relationships
  • PSY 628: Human Sexuality & Intimacy