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Dave Przybyla

Professor Emeritus
Position Type
- Present
Other Affiliations

A 30-year member of Denison’s faculty, Dr. Przybyla is a social-personality psychologist specializing in the study of organizational behavior and organizational leadership; he regularly teaches courses in these areas. As Director of Denison’s Organizational Studies Program, Dr. Przybyla leads students in consulting projects for local and national organizations. His recent research with students has focused on gender differences in the use of power in hierarchical and collaborative organizational cultures.

B.A., SUNY; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., SUNY-Albany



My major research program is in morphological characteristics and their consequences in the area of interpersonal attraction.  Broadly speaking, morphological characteristics may be conceptualized as physical attractiveness cues -- facial and otherwise.  A current primary focus of my work is cranial hair loss in men.  I am interested in continuing my work in this area and would be particularly interested in working with students who have expertise with Photoshop.  Research projects into other physical attractiveness cues are also of interest.

A second area of interest is that of gender and sexuality.  I am interested in comparing the experiences of men and women in areas ranging from contraception and abortion, to pregnancy and childbirth, to erotica and coercion, to sexual dysfunction. I would be interested in research extending either of the preceding content areas into the field of organizational behavior (e.g., romantic attraction in the workplace).