Edward Dunbar is a psychologist based in metropolitan Los Angeles. His mental health consultation activities have been in the areas of workplace harassment, crime victimization, psychological trauma, and violence risk assessment. He has also served as an assessment psychologist for fitness for duty of environmental disaster and NRC personnel, law enforcement agents, and government security personnel. Dr. Dunbar has consulted with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in the areas hate crime offender evaluation and violence prevention in the schools.
Dr. Dunbar has developed and implemented a training program for school mental health staff in the intervention with victims of bias crimes and hate incidents. He has also developed conferences and professional development programs in the area of multicultural education at Teachers College, Columbia University, the Veterans Administration, and UCLA.
Dr. Dunbar's commentaries have been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The American Psychological Association Monitor, The Washington Post, American Public Radio, The Prejudice Institute Newsletter, ABC Nightline, English Television's Channel 4, Vermont Public Television, National Public Radio, and local television and radio news programs throughout California.
Currently he is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He has been on staff at the UCLA Center for Study and Resolution of Interracial and Interethnic Conflict and the National Research Center on Asian-American Mental Health. Dr. Dunbar has also been on the faculty at Columbia University and has worked for the Hawaii State Senate.
Edward Dunbar received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University. He holds professional certificates from Georgetown University in Cross-Cultural Training and Harvard University in Adult Education. He completed his undergraduate study at Chaminade University of Honolulu, where he graduated with Honors in Education and Behavioral Sciences. He is the recipient of the 2001 American Psychological Association Distinguished Professional Contribution to Public Service Award and the California State Psychological Association Distinguished Humanitarian Contribution Award.
His publications have been in the areas of the clinical evaluation of racism, victimology, and intergroup relations. Currently he is the series editor for Praeger publishers on hate crimes s domestic terrorism. He has been involved in the analysis of hate crime activity with the Los Angeles Police Department and conducted cross-cultural studies of attitudes concerning human rights laws.