Dr. David Emery:
David spent over a decade living in East Asia and Central and South America. For the last nine years, he has worked with students from the US, China, and Taiwan to connect them with experiences, opportunities, and schools that allowed them to grow and develop their talents and interests.
He started his educational career at John Tyler Community College in Virginia. He earned his BA International Relations at The George Washington University, a masters in education at Boston University, and finally his doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. He credits the mentorship, guidance, and peer supports he received at the community college for helping to put him on his educational path.
Through his doctoral research and dissertation study, David explored the intersection of emerging technologies and their application in educational settings. His dissertation touched on topics related to teacher attrition rates and economic policy. He also explored self-efficacy, self-determination, and cognitive load theories, theories that relate to optimal human functioning in educational settings and the work place. He is a Certified Google Educator, Levels 1 and 2, and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.