Biography

Hailing from Oberhausen, Germany, David is currently a Management Ph.D. student in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. Before coming to UCF, David earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and Sport Management Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management Studies from St. Olaf College (MN).

David’s primary research interests revolve around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and institutional theory. More specifically, David is interested in the multidimensionality of CSR, organizational ambidexterity with respect to CSR, the sustainability of organizational CSR strategies, managerial agency within deterministic institutional environments, and institutional logics. He has presented his work at the Academy of Management conference and is a seasoned instructor with experience teaching a range of college-level courses at the Universities of Massachusetts and Central Florida, including strategic management, hospitality management, and the economic foundations of business.

David’s ultimate career goals are to work at a research university that will allow him to conduct and publish research that can make significant contributions to strategic management research and practice, particularly in the domain of CSR, as well as inform public policy regarding the social, environmental, and financial sustainability of local and global economies.