Bio

 
 
 
 

Professor David R. Katz III has been in a college classroom for 32 years teaching just about every conceivable higher education cohort there is, from adult learners to traditional college students, athletes in intercollegiate competition, and inmates within New York State correctional facilities. In addition to teaching within his academic discipline, he has coached basketball on the varsity high school, NJCAA Div. III, and NCAA Div. III levels. He has also taught Social/Ballroom dancing professionally and spent his college summers as a life guard and Red Cross Swimming Instructor. To say teaching is in his blood may be a bit of an understatement!

Currently David is the Executive Director of Organizational Development at Mohawk Valley Community College. In that role he creates, implements and oversees programs aimed at the development of a vibrant culture of personal and professional enrichment that reinforces organizational goals focused around student success and empowerment. He is also directly involved in mentoring faculty and staff on pedagogical, motivational and leadership issues at MVCC, at community college campuses throughout America, at national educational conferences, and to public and corporate audiences.

 

David holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Camden County Community College, NJ, a BA from the University of Massachusetts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Secondary Education, and an MA in Political Science from Villanova University, PA. He is an endurance athlete who enjoys running, biking, cross country skiing, hiking and mountaineering. His other passions outside of education are fly fishing for trout in pristine back country mountain streams in beautiful areas of the country, and spending time with his wife Marilyn, his two dogs, and his three grown children when they come for a visit!

 
 
 
 
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