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IRB Board Member David Coleman Bio
David D. Coleman II, Ph.D.
David has more than thirty years of professional experience as an educator teaching at all levels, in both traditional and non-traditional environments. Directing theatre groups; participating in community writer’s workshops; working with youth organizations in various urban areas; working in Ghana studying its cultures, building primary schools and researching West African society’s rites of passage; studying in China traditional and emerging modern forms of theatre; developing curriculum for community leadership programs; and writing plays are things that have stimulated David both personally and professionally.
David currently serves as Dean of Academic Advancement responsible for developing, planning, organizing and evaluating academic programs and services and aligning them with the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. In his role he collaborates with Academic Deans on advancing the strategic direction, maintaining, creating, and building strong certificate and degree programs; research new programs; collaborate with consortia to develop appropriate programming to increase the matriculation into college Tech Prep and Dual Credit Programs; and is responsible for overall academic quality, including research, service, and assessment. David is the principal administrator overseeing Satellite Campus and Dual Enrollment development and expansion.
Prior to his current position, David held the position of Dean of Humanities both here at MassBay and at Middlesex Community College and was a tenured Professor of English and Humanities at Roxbury Community College. As an art educator and administrator of the visual and performing arts, David has created a range of theatrical works that are designed specifically as a means of teaching cultural history through the joint artistic participation of both thespians and patrons. Participatory Theatre as a means of social empowerment is at the core of this body of work.
David earned his Doctorate in Educational Studies from Lesley University; his MFA in Theatre Education and M.Ed. in Educational Media and Technology from Boston University; his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Human Development from Harvard University; and his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, Speech Communications, and Speech Theatre from Boston College.