Dave is an experienced, learner-centered university instructor with nearly 40 years of experience in systems analysis, programming, database design, teaching, overall business operations, and managing an information technology department in a medium sized company. After working in industry for nearly 30 years, he returned to academia and completed a MS in Computer Science at Ball State University in 2010. He has been teaching full time at Ball State University since then. He started flipping part of his courses five years ago, before he was even aware it was a thing, and now does so in most of his classes. Dave has written many journal articles, and presented at a variety of conferences. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as a chapter advisor for Golden Key International Honour Society and Colleges Against Cancer, and as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. During many past summers he has served as the camp director of a local scout camp.
Being a life-long learner himself, Dave enjoys being part of other’s learning, and especially likes seeing a “light bulb” turn on when something suddenly “clicks” for a learner. He also finds it very rewarding to mentor young adults as they take on, and learn the meaning of, leadership.