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David has taught graduate and undergraduate classes at St. John's College since 1974, on topics including Chaos and Fractal Theory, Relativity Theory, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Political Philosophy, History, Greek, French, Music, Poetry, and Law. He has recently led seminars on, Plato, Aristotle, Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Virgil, the Bible, Dante, Shakespeare, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Kant, Adam Smith, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, Frederick Douglass, Virginia Woolf, Marilynn Robinson, and Bob Dylan.
David has been Aspen Institute's Senior Advisor for Seminars and Director of Wye Seminars, and managed Aspen's partnership with the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has led Executive Seminars, Leading Change in Government, and Global Values and Leadership at FEI. He has moderated seminars for the Weidenfeld Scholars Program at Oxford University, for Life Reimagined at the AARP, and for college presidents, deans, and faculty for Aspen and for national organizations including AAC&U, CIC, ACAD, and CHCI. David coordinated the Corporate Council on Africa's AIDS Task Force and has served on the Baltimore City Commission on HIV/AIDS. His teaching experiences include Jessup maximum security prison, the Baltimore Police Academy, retirement communities, high schools, and middle schools. He has served as Senior Director of Projects for Touchstones Corporation, which provides unique learning experiences for students in public and private schools throughout the United States, with programs in China, Jordan, Tanzania, and Haiti.
A 1969 graduate of Loyola College, David is a member of the Jesuit Honor Society and is interested in spiritual questions. He has four daughters and six grandchildren who are very dear to him. He is a Master Mason. His degrees include Loyola (BA), Harvard (MA & PhD), Yale,(JD), and the University of Paris.