PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
BA, Syracuse University
David E. Drew holds the Joseph B. Platt Chair in the Management of Technology. His principal appointment is in the School of Educational Studies, where his teaching focuses on quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and model building. For ten years Mr. Drew served as dean of the School of Educational Studies.
Video:Research on STEM Education (April 2009)
Prior to joining the CGU faculty, he held senior research positions at the Rand Corporation, the National Research Council, and the American Council on Education. Earlier he held a research faculty position at Harvard University, from which he received his PhD, and served as head applications programmer at the Harvard Computing Center.
He is the author of more than 150 publications, including 9 books, about a) the improvement of mathematics and science instruction at all levels of education, b) the development and evaluation of effective undergraduate programs, c) building strong university research programs, and d) health education.
These publications include, for example, a book reporting an evaluation he directed of a billion dollar National Science Foundation program, a Rand report for the White House about Federal funding of biomedical research, and a book about how to increase research productivity in the nation’s universities.
When the National University of Singapore celebrated its 100 year anniversary and hosted an international conference about education and globalization. Mr. Drew was invited to give the keynote speech.
In the past few years, he has been a consultant or advisor to the senior leadership of:
The College Board
The Los Angeles Police Department
Patagonia, an international clothing company
The Nevada Higher Education System
Mr. Drew's research interests focus on the improvement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and research. His book STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in America is published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He also conducts research and writes about higher education, and, to a lesser degree, about technology and about health/health education.
His current projects are listed below:
STEM Curriculum Reform
A collaboration with Louis Bucciarelli of MIT on action research about integrating engineering education with the arts and humanities.
Evaluating an innovative, accelerated, interdisciplinary science course at the Joint Sciences Department of the Claremont Colleges.
Broadening Participation in STEM
Advising and evaluating two NSF-funded institutional collaborations designed to dramatically increase the number of minority STEM bachelor's degrees...about a dozen colleges and universities in Louisiana and another dozen in Houston.
Evaluating a collaborative effort by the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges to broaden participation in STEM courses and majors, and to strengthen instruction in computational biology. These collaborative efforts have been funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to the Claremont Colleges.
Preparation of Excellent STEM Teachers
Served as PI on several Noyce grants to fund fellowships for our teacher interns (virtually all funding goes directly to the students).
Evaluator for a Noyce project to recruit and prepare outstanding middle school STEM teachers.
Connected To Two Exciting Educational Institutions
Mr. Drew serves on the board of a highly innovative school of the future, the Vistamar School in El Segundo, California. This twenty-first century high school focuses on international issues and cultural diversity, for example offering Mandarin as a foreign language from Day 1. Vistamar's goal is to provide students with a quality education to become effective participants in an increasingly multicultural society and globalized economy.
Ten years ago, he served as lead academic planner in the launching of a new four year institution, Nevada State College at Henderson. That college now is a vibrant institution with more than 3,000 current students and more than 2,000 alumni.
Working with Samir Chatterjee, of the Center for Information Systems and Technology, preparing proposals and conducting research about how empowering techology can improve health and health education, e.g., mapping health indicators for a state in India.