Portrait of David Drew
  • Email
    david.drew@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Harvard University
    MA, Harvard University
    BA, Syracuse University
  • Research Interests
    STEM education, Statistical analyses, Model building

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 10 years Drew served as dean of the School of Educational Studies.

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 nine 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 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, 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), and the Nevada Higher Education System.

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.

STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

“On the Journal Impact Factor: A Historical Perspective.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 25, no. 1 (2009): 177–82.

Co-authored with Paul Gray. What They Didn’t Teach You in Graduate School: 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing, 2008.

Co-authored with June K. Hilton. “ScienceMaps: An Online Resource Portal for Standards-Based Science Instruction Using Geographic Information System Technology.” In Emerging Spatial Information Systems and Applications, edited by Brian Hilton, 133–52. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group Publishing, 2007.

Quantitative Research Methods
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Advanced Statistical Analysis
Capstone for Doctoral Research