David Earwicker is Principal and Founder of Aspen Insight Consulting, a higher education research development firm. He holds a PhD in Education Policy from the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Middle East Affairs/Islamic Culture Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from UC Davis.
During 2022-23 he is a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. At CSHE, under the sponsorship of John Aubrey Douglass, his research work is centered on the publication of two working papers using data from his 2021 UC Davis dissertation entitled, Asymmetric Expectations: Faculty Research Roles Under California’s Master Plan for Higher Education.
From 2004-2017 he served as Associate Vice President for Research Affairs and Chief Research Officer for California State University, Sacramento. Prior to that, he served from 1993-2004 as Managing Director for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at San Diego State University. A Fulbright Scholar in 1996, Earwicker travelled to Germany with other higher education administrators to investigate and research higher education systems integration issues after reunification in the early 1990s. He is a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) and has consulted with colleges and universities nationwide on extramural funding strategy, program evaluation, and research development matters.
Earwicker’s research interests include higher education policy, public higher education systems, and faculty scholarly identity and development. He can be reached at email@example.com
higher education policy, public higher education systems, and faculty scholarly identity and development