As PLTW’s Executive Vice President and Chief Programs Officer, David leads PLTW’s talented team of curriculum, professional development, media/production, and assessment experts whose work is at the core of PLTW’s mission of empowering students to develop the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills they need to thrive in our evolving world.
A nationally recognized leader in information security and digital forensics education and training, David knows how vital it is that students’ educational experiences prepare them for our highly technical, ever-evolving global economy. He’s worked in K-12 and post-secondary education with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the University of Tulsa; created the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance that united over 90 organizations around STEM talent creation and retention; and briefed U.S. Senators and the FBI, IRS, and National Security Agency on topics ranging from information security to cybercrime.
In addition to his work at PLTW, David has served on the Oklahoma Governor’s Science and Technology Council, as well as the board of directors of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. He earned a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University.