David Edgerton Jr. is an experienced IT professional, a passionate adjunct instructor, and a diversity advocate. He has over 21 years of corporate experience and over 11 years of experience as an adjunct instructor in business education. He currently serves as the ITS Manager for Manufacturing Technology for Renewal by Andersen, a window replacement company. He also teaches statistics, information technology, and MBA fundamental classes for Hamline University and Bethel University. He is a sought-after speaker and has won the 2016 Excellence in Teaching award at Hamline University for his teaching style and ability.
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 attending meetups to stay sharp. He is an excellent presenter and energetic facilitator of the business model canvas framework, value proposition design, and other entrepreneurial topics.
As an energetic and engaging instructor David attempts to present complex topics 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, 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. He takes joy in helping students achieve their potential and grow their enterprises profitably.
Project/Program Management and Execution ▪ Agile/Iterative Software Delivery ▪ Business/IT Relationship Management ▪ Business Modeling ▪ Strategic Development and Planning ▪ Business Case Development ▪ Adult Training and Education