David received his doctorate from UC Berkeley with continuing studies as an Exchange Scholar for two years at the Harvard School of Education. He is an international leader in the field of thinking skills development, critical reflection, and 21st century learning.
David may be best known as the developer of the Thinking Maps® model that is a dynamic, student-centered language.
Presently, David is Co-Director of Thinking Schools International, a consulting group working around the world to share an integrated approach to educational transformation in places such as Ethiopia, Norway, Brazil, the UK and Malaysia.
In the U.S., David is co-director of the Designs for Thinking consulting group and founder of Thinking Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on research on thinking, leading and learning.