David W. Arnesen, JD

David Arnesen

JD, Business Law, Seattle University School of Law
BA, Economics, University of Washington

Professor, Marketing

Phone: 206-296-5727

Building/Room: Pigott 520

Teaching Areas

  • Negotiations
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Ethics
  • International Business Law
  • Real Estate Law


Personal Bio

David W. Arnesen has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. Professor Arnesen has been named MBA Professor of the Year seven times and Undergraduate Business Professor of the Year five times in the Albers School of Business. In 2007, he received the University Distinguished Teaching Award from the Seattle University Alumni Association.

In 2014 Professor Arnesen was selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. His teaching expertise includes negotiations, international business, business ethics, competitive strategy, and real estate. He regularly teaches internationally in the areas of negotiations and business ethics.

Professor Arnesen’s articles have appeared in several publications including the American Business Law Journal, the Journal of Legal Studies Education, the Academy of Management Executive, and the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Professor Arnesen chairs Seattle University’s Athletic Advisory Board. He is also the Faculty Athletic Representative serving as one of the university’s designated representatives to the NCAA and Western Athletic Conference. Professor Arnesen is the former chair of the Department of Management and acting dean of the Albers School of Business & Economics (2000-01).