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david.prestby@waldorf.edu
Phone:641.585.8482

David Prestby, Ed.D.

Academic Affairs | Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Ed.D. in Educational Research & Technology – Graduate Theological Foundation; South Bend, Ind.
M.S. in Community Human Services, specializing in Counseling/Administration – University of Wisconsin; Green Bay, Wis.
B.S. in Psychology & School Health Education (K-12) – University of Wisconsin; La Crosse, Wis.
Dr. Prestby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and School Health Education (K-12) from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He holds a Master of Science degree in Community Human Services-Counseling/Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Prestby received his Doctor of Education degree from GTF, South Bend, Ind., with a specialization in educational research. He also holds an E.M.T. degree and has attended a summer semester at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

He also holds an E.M.T. degree and has attended a summer semester at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and has traveled extensively throughout Eastern, Southern and Northern Europe. Dr. Prestby is currently a post-graduate student at James Madison University (JMU) working on his Assessment Specialist Certification.

Dr. Prestby worked at the College of Menominee Nation (WI Tribal College) as the Director of Institutional Research and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as Interim Director of Assessment Services. His prior work experiences include working as a data analysis and research consultant, and he was a data analysis faculty member for the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Prestby was also a professor for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Graduate Courses Taught: Educators as Data and Research Managers (ED589), Advocacy in Education (ED631), and Program Assessment (ED690). Undergraduate Courses Taught: Educational Psychology (ED120), Pre-student Teaching Practicum and Seminar (ED249 and ED250) from St. Norbert College. Dr. Prestby is also an instructor at Waldorf University teaching Humanities 110 First Year Seminar course (Residential, Fall 2020), WEL 101 Concepts of Wellness (Residential, Spring 2021), and HUM 1020 Critical Thinking (Online, Spring 2021).

Dr. Prestby has a passion for numbers and loves to extrapolate and analyze any form of data. He especially enjoys producing charts, graphs and surveys. Dr. Prestby enjoys reading (hardcopies), playing classical "rock" guitar, biking, hiking, camping, boating (sunning & floating) and yes, especially going to data workshops and conferences-FUN!!!