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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

Engineering Education and the Power of Vulnerability

The more I’ve worked with schools around the globe for the transformation of engineering education, the more I’ve come to understand that all the important variables in that transformation and in the process of change itself are emotional ones.  In the following video, Brene Brown discusses her work on shame and how it led her […]

Relaunching ThreeJoy Associates’ Blog

This week inaugurates the launch of ThreeJoy’s blogpost email syndication.  Subscribers will receive weekly updates of ThreeJoy blogposts delivered to their email address. This new service also inaugurates a rechristening of this website with an attendant rejuvenation of editorial content. Over the coming weeks articles will appear on a variety of subjects, including favorite stories […]

Has the Internet Changed Your Brain?’s, 15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain , can take you inside on how scientists have begun to note that the internet has not only served to fulfill our brains’ curiosities, but also rewired them.  The internet has provided us with a wealth of knowledge, but also a wealth of junk.  But how does […]

Keeping winning streaks alive

Bev Jones writes about winning streaks over at Clearways Consulting: Why is it that some people can go from success to success, while others stumble fairly quickly, then seem to spend more time down than up? Of course luck can help, but the people who keep landing on their feet tend to have something in […]

A list of leadership lists for 2011

Its the end of the year and time for lists. The following is a list of lists concerning leadership for 2011: The best leaders of 2011: Washington Post (here), Harvard/USNews (here), Time (here) The best leaders in educational technology of 2011: EdNet (here) The best leadership books of 2011: Washington Post (here), (here) The […]

Give the gift of coaching

Stacia Garr at Bersin & Associates has a nice blog post about the value of coaching to organizational culture: Consider giving the gift of coaching.  In our 2011 High-Impact Performance Management research on coaching (click here for free webcast replay), we found that organizations with a coaching culture have much stronger employee engagement, employee productivity and customer […]

What coaching is not

Coaching as hot & what it is not. Executive or leadership coaching is hot according to a recent article in Forbes magazine (here), but what coaching is and is not is a topic of debate and confusion among coaches and clients, both. Some of the confusion stems from the number of practitioners who use the […]