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David Proudfoot, Ed.D.
Greetings! My name is David Proudfoot and I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Central Florida. A couple of years later, I earned my doctorate degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. My family and I currently reside in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. My career to date has been intensely gratifying, diverse and includes positions from classroom teacher to principal to higher education with an ongoing mission of re-culturing around improvement processes and improving the quality of teaching and learning. As a faculty member with University of Phoenix, I am passionate about creating virtual learning environments that are supportive, nurturing, collaborative and distributed so that student learning supports the ongoing development of content expertise and awareness of emerging trends. As an independent consultant, I provide learning performance consulting with private and non-profit organizations. Focusing on improving corporate and non-profit business results, I conduct research and analytics to provide insight and thought leadership. Serving as a consultant has allowed for me to listen and collaborate with leaders to identify and define organizational training goals in private and non-profit organizations. My current role as a Research Fellow in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research allows for me to work collaboratively at the departmental, college, and university levels as a leader for developing the research capacities of the Center. I enjoy providing increased guidance and opportunity for doctoral students, dissertation faculty, campus faculty, alumni and leadership to actively engage as they ideate, develop, or complete their research projects. My primary area of research has focused on examining innovative and alternative ways of teaching and learning and improving the quality of teaching and leaning by increasing student engagement.