Meet The Expert
Over the past decade, David has worked with more than five hundred colleges and universities in the US and Canada, leading workshops and strategy sessions for boards, cabinets, deans’ councils and department chairs and presenting to a wide range of audiences on the major trends impacting higher education.
His studies have explored data-informed decision-making in higher education, innovative academic program design, university budget models, academic organizational structures, managing large-scale multidisciplinary research, and the future of doctoral education.
Prior to joining the EAB, David was a senior director of policy studies at the Council on Competitiveness. While there he worked on the National Innovation Initiative, contributed to the National Academies’ Rising Above the Gathering Storm report, and collaborated with Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School on the council’s Competitiveness Index.
David holds a PhD in the history of science from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago. His book, Mathematics and the Making of Modern Ireland: Trinity College Dublin from Cromwell to the Celtic Tiger, was published in 2014.