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David Filer, DBA

David Filer earned a BA from Indiana University, an MBA in Information Systems from Xavier University, and a DBA in Information Systems with a minor in Education from the University of Sarasota. At the beginning of his career, Dr. Filer worked as a college professor, department chair, and as a network administrator. In 1997, he founded InterWorld Technologies, a technical consulting and training company based in Virginia. Dr. Filer provided training and consultative services across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, England, Ireland, and Scotland. Today he serves as an Associate Professor and program head for Information Systems and Cyber Security at New River Community College and as Assistant Professor for the University of the Cumberlands Master's program in Cyber Security. Dr. Filer is also an Associate Faculty member in the School of Advanced Studies, and dissertation chair in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix. He has published or presented on such topics as effective IT project management, IT security, and electronic medical records management. In his spare time Dr. Filer is an Assistant Scout Master and fencing coach.

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Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies