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About David E. Goldberg

Based in Champaign, Illinois, Dave is a change consultant in education circles and a leadership coach to students, faculty, and administrators in higher education as well as technology managers and professionals around the world. Prior to founding ThreeJoy Associates (, Dave was the Jerry S. Dobrovolny Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is known for pioneering work in genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation. Dave holds BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. His two most recent books are The Entrepreneurial Engineer (Wiley, 2006) and Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda (edited with Ibo van de Poel, Springer 2010).

Entries by David E. Goldberg

Bev Jones on art and innovation

Bev Jones has a nice E-zine post on Art and Innovation over at Clearways Consulting.  Here’s an excerpt: According to art historian Merry Foresta, this isn’t surprising. Until the 20th Century, she says, studying art was one of the ways that leaders were educated and encouraged to develop critical thinking. And now we are rediscovering […]

So you want to be an education change agent

Education is embedded in some of the most change resistant bureaucracies around, and trying to change the why, what, how, and way in which education is delivered can be a challenging undertaking.  ThreeJoy Associates was founded on the learning of iFoundry initiative ( or Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education, which fostered effective change […]

Do more great work

We spend a large portion of our lives at work, and the perceived quality of that work affects the quality of our lives.  I’ve been using the book Do More Great Work (here) by Michael B. Stanier to reflect on the work ThreeJoy does, and I’ve found the questions Stanier asks the 16 great work maps he […]

Welcome to school year 2011-12

With the beginning of the new school year, student, faculty, and administrative minds turn to the imminent beginning of class.  Beginning this fall, this space will carry items for higher ed leaders, faculty, and students interested in their own personal growth as well as the transformation of their institutions. Readers with suggestions for news items […]

Autodesk ed guru Astroth on Huffington Post

Joe Astroth, Autodesk’s education guru, is now blogging over at Huffington Post .  He’s made three posts so far and all of them are worth a look: Fostering the Wonder of How Things Work What if Geometry Was Called “Video Games”? Teach ‘Em Where They Are! Follow Joe on HuffPo here.