• David Edgerton Jr.

    David Edgerton, Jr.

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Business


    Biography

    David Edgerton Jr. is an information technology professional with over 20 years of experience in IT project and program management. He currently serves as the ITS Manager for Manufacturing Technology for Renewal by Andersen, a window replacement company. At Hamline he teaches the Managerial IT course and the Statistics pre-requisite course for the MBA program. He also has presented on project management for the Health Care Compliance Program for several years.

    David has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management. He has worked for several companies in the Twin Cities including The National Marrow Donor Program, Best Buy, Imation Corporation, Smead Manufacturing, and Ambient Consulting. David enjoys participating in hackathons, startup weekend activities, and meetups to stay sharp. He is a fan of open source software and developing software products and services with the Python programming language. He is an excellent presenter and energetic facilitator of the business model canvas framework and value proposition design.

    Teaching Style

    As an energetic and engaging instructor David attempts to present complex topics like software development, systems design, and enterprise system integration as simplistic as he can by leveraging relevant analogies and connecting the students with pop culture examples. He tries to make the information and content accessible to students through leveraging his extensive experience to help navigate the theoretical material presented in class. When examining case studies and current events in information technology David encourages open discussion and critical thinking in the classroom to assess the situation presented, to analyze the information and pertinent details presented, and to recommend a course of action based on assumptions, insights, and alternatives.

    “When studying what is written, also seek to understand that which is not written”

    -David Edgerton, Jr.

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