DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
POSITION: Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT: MA in Organizational Leadership
POSITION: Associate Professor
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 214
PHONE: (540) 432-4423
David R. Brubaker, Director of the MBA and OLS Programs and Associate Professor of Organizational Studies. David earned a BS in Business Administration from Messiah College, an MBA from Eastern University, and a PhD from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in the study of change and conflict in religious organizations. David has trained or consulted with over 100 organizations, including in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America, North America, and Europe.
Since graduation from college in 1980 David served with several community development and conflict transformation organizations. These roles included Associate Director of Mennonite Conciliation Service and Assistant Director of Mennonite Central Committee’s Brazil program where he became fluent in Portuguese. David is the author of numerous articles on conflict transformation and organizational development. He is also the author of “Promise and Peril: Understanding and Managing Change and Conflict in Congregations,” published by The Alban Institute and co-author (with Ruth Hoover Zimmerman) of “The Little Book of Healthy Organizations,” published by Good Books.
BS, Messiah College
MBA, Eastern University
PHD, University of Arizona
Author, Why We Fight: Conflict in Congregations. The Church Network Insight, Winter 2017.
Author, When the Walls Come Tumbling Down: Declining Trust in Institutions. The Church Network Insight, Winter, 2016.
Author, Shared Identity and Shared Purpose: Two Essentials for a Healthy Organization. The Mennonite, March, 2015.
Compiler, Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: What Will the Future Bring? Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 31, Number 4 (Summer 2014)
Author, Welcoming “Voice” in Organizations. Shalom! Journal, Fall, 2013.
Author, Promise and Peril: Understanding and Managing Change and Conflict in Congregations. Alban Institute, 2009.
Co-Author, The Little Book of Healthy Organizations. Good Books, 2009.
Author, Leading Healthy Organizations in a Turbulent Environment. Monday Developments, Nov/Dec 2008; Interaction.
Author, Organizational Conflict Intervention: An Arena for Justice Making. ACResolution Magazine, Summer, 2008; Association for Conflict Resolution.
Editor, Groups: Process, Conflict, Systemic Change. Chapter 5 in Mediation and Facilitation Training Manual; Mennonite Conciliation Service, 2000.
Co-Author, Conflict in Congregations. Chapter 15 in Making Peace with Conflict: Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation; Herald Press, 1999.
Co-Author, Conflict Transformation Training in Another Culture: A Case Study from Angola. Mediation Quarterly, Spring, 1999.
Author, Organizational Trauma Recovery: The God’s Fellowship Community Church Reconciliation Process, in the Consensus Building Handbook, 1999.