David Tobey, Sr.

Dr. David Tobey, Sr. is an assistant professor of management at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. Prior to joining the Leighton School faculty he served as an adjunct and visiting professor at the Leighton School as well as an adjunct professor in the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program at George Washington University.

Dr. Tobey is the founder and CEO of VivoWorks Inc., an accelerated learning company, and the director of research and assessments for the National CyberWatch Center, an advanced technology education center supported by the National Science Foundation. Previously, he was a serial entrepreneur whose companies have been listed among INC Magazine's 500 fastest-growing private companies, set international industry standards for systems configuration and integration, and became publicly-traded companies in the early 1990s. He has also served as a consultant, officer and/or board member for private and public companies in the distribution, financial services, hospitality, information technology, life sciences, publishing, and transportation industries.

Dr. Tobey’s research has been published in the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, National Cybersecurity Institute Journal, ACM InRoads, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, African Journal of Economics and Management Studies, IEEE IT Professional, Management Revue, and Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.

His research interests include:

  • Investigating and implementing new techniques for competent aging
  • Individual and organizational learning and change
  • Accelerated learning
  • Learner readiness and engagement
  • Psychometrics of formative assessment and certification
  • Evidence-based management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Risk assessment
  • CSR and social entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual and social capital