David Cadiz

Senior Instructor

Dr. Dave Cadiz joined The School of Business faculty in 2015. Dave has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from PSU and received his MBA from Santa Clara University.

Prior to joining PSU, Dave was a Director at the Oregon Nurses Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on building healthy workplaces. Dave has also worked at a private training company where he managed several online training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Before settling in Portland, Dave lived in the Silicon Valley and worked for Cisco Systems.

Dave teaches Organizational Behavior, Contemporary Leadership Issues, Training and Development, and Human Resource Strategy. He is also the faculty advisor for PSU’s student chapter of the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA). He is also actively involved with the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA).

Dave has a broad range of research interests, but primarily investigates the effects of age in the workplace. He has co-authored several articles and book chapters related to this topic. In fact, Dave brought his passion about age and the workplace to the TEDx stage in this talk “Generation No” where he discussed why we should not use generations to label individuals in the workplace. Dave also studies the intersection of behavioral health and the workplace and develops and validates training interventions focused on effectively managing workplace diversity issues. Finally, Dave is interested in additional topics including occupational health and safety, workplace mentoring, organizational socialization/onboarding, leadership, knowledge transfer, employee training and development, and employee well-being.

Dave's personal interests focus on spending time with his family and staying active by running and participating in sports including soccer, basketball, and snowboarding. Dave is also an avid fan of the Portland Timbers, NFL, and college basketball.

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    Portland State University
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    Santa Clara University