Prior to joining WSCUC in 2017, David was responsible for leading Academic Affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California, which included the planning, development, and evaluation the Conservatory's academic programs and serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer. David also held the position of Senior Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, where he also served as the Assistant Dean of the Conservatory of Music and taught courses in the Music Management program and in the core seminars of Pacific’s General Education program. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music degrees from Pacific’s Conservatory. David is a co-author of the book Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic, and has published and presented workshops on assessing student learning and on teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education arts disciplines. He is a graduate of the third class of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy.