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Master of Science in Human Resource Development Online Program Faculty


David Bush, PhD

David Bush, PhD

Dr. Bush is the founding Director of Villanova University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Development program. He also serves as a Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Development at Villanova, and his professional and academic specialization involves developing HR metrics for evaluating talent and performance. A respected teacher, researcher, consultant and speaker, Dr. Bush has 30 years of experience working with change management in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and chemicals to manufacturing and transportation. He recently published the Handbook of HR Metrics and has co-authored a volume on healthcare communication and quality. He has written approximately 100 articles for various research and professional publications, and previously served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Systems Improvement.

Dr. Bush holds a PhD in Psychology from Purdue University, an MA in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and a BA in Math and Psychology from the University of South Florida. He has also earned certificates in Human Resources and Project Management from Villanova University and a Divinity Leadership Academy Certificate from the Pennsylvania State University – Great Valley Graduate Center. He was certified by the Goldratt Institute as an Academic Jonah in the Theory of Constraints.

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