CV / Resume Summary

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Dr. David Dyson taping a video message for students & alumni

Curriculum Vitae (Resume) Summary

Dr. David Hilton Dyson

Education and Professional Development Preparation

  • Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration (Dept. Ed. Leadership), Vanderbilt University (TN).
  • Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University (MA).
  • Master’s in Management, Birmingham-Southern College (AL).
  • College Management Program, Carnegie-Mellon University (PA).
  • Bachelor’s in Business (Finance, minor Speech), Auburn University (AL).
  • Jefferson County Schools: Rocky Ridge, Berry, Gresham, Shades Valley (AL).
  • 250+ seminars: planning, development, leadership, management, business, institutional advancement.

Professional Service Experience

Personal, Professional, and Leadership Development / Education, Student, and People Development /

Strategic Planning and Management / Association and Community Development / Board Planning and Leadership

Books: Professionalism Under Stress, Patriotism in Action, Suggestions for Successful Living, Presidential Priorities, The Career Planner. Planbooks: Plan for College and Life; 7 Steps to Set Achievable Resolutions; Best-Self Strategy; Earning Empowerment; Veterans Making ComebacksArticles: AGB Reports, Personal Excellence,

1992- Life Leaders Institute/founder and director: community seminars, planning, projects…

  • Director: programs/services—Best-Self Leadership (1988-); Plan for Life (1988-); Master Your Goliaths (2012-); Patriotism in Action (2003-); Veterans Day History & Character Education (2012-); Freedom to Flourish (2014-)…
  • Lectures/seminars: Plan for School and the 7 Areas of Life; Best-Self Leadership: 7 Best Practices to PLAN and LEAD your LIFE; Master Your Goliaths; Earning and Delegating Empowerment; 7 Motivating Values; Purpose of Life; Time-Priority Leadership: Professionalism Under Stress; Patriotism in Action: Veterans Day Founding & Character Traits…
  • Seminars with authors: Dr. Stephen Covey, Dr. Ken Blanchard, Dr. Denis Waitley, Mr. Hyrum Smith…
  • Continuing Education Instructor: author/faculty, Life Leaders, colleges/universities, professional societies.
  • TV/radio guest: Troy TV; Lou in the Morning; Michael Hart Show; Bhm TV: NBC, ABC, CBS….
  • Education Consultant: University of Alabama College of Education (helped dean and faculty develop plans).

1988- Professional practice: executive coach; leadership and management trainer, plan consultant, author 3 books.

  • Executive and Professional Development Coach: executives, boards, emerging leaders, students.
  • Professor (adjunct): Life Planning & Leadership; Strategic Management; Principles of Management (Birmingham-Southern College); Leadership (UAB Engineering); Business Plan Competition, Entrepreneurship (Whitworth U).
  • Board planning and leadership, corporate planning, Vision Golf and Association Management (2009-2016).
  • Leadership Program Consultant-Coach-Faculty, Hack Sain and Sain Associates (1993-2007).

1987-88   Vanderbilt University: doctoral candidate-in-residence/graduate: dissertation, two articles published.

1984-87   BSC: Associate VP (1984-87): VP Council, Director Strategic Planning, Budget Committee; Adjunct faculty, Strategic Planning; Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University.

1980-84  BSC: Director of Alumni Affairs—advancement, events, board… (1980-87). Earned Master’s Degree in Management and completed College Management Program, Carnegie-Mellon University.

1978-80  Author/speaker: The Career Planner, seminars on career planning & organizing; student UAB.

1976-78  Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity: Director of Chapter Development (1977-78): expansion of new chapters, improvement of chapters, supervisor 17 resident counselors; speaker at fraternity/university events. Chapter Consultant (1976-77): Leadership/management consultant/coach to students/alumni.


University/school: Academic Honor Graduate (4.0), Masters in Management—Birmingham-Southern College; Top 10 Seniors—Auburn University; Outstanding Undergraduate, Pi Kappa Alpha Auburn University; Outstanding Alumnus—AU Pi Kappa Alpha; #1 in Region & #7 in Nation (Bible sales, college summer) & Diamond Award (70 Hours Per Week effort)—Thomas Nelson Publishers; Citizenship Speech Award (Freedom), Gresham Jr. High School.

Community: 10 Outstanding Young Citizens in Alabama, presented by Alabama Jaycees; Top 40 under 40, Birmingham Business Journal; Loyalty Award, Life Leaders; Above and Beyond, The American Village.