David C. Strubler Ph.D.

David C. Strubler, Ph.D., former HR manager and Champlain College dean, is now an Oakland University Professor. He is also a continuous improvement expert, a Pawley Lean Scholar, and former associate vice president at Kettering University. He served as Director of the Delphi On-Site Education Program and was Supervisor of Communications and Training at Nissan Technical Center.  However, in his early career as a mountaineer and social worker, he designed, developed, and directed a wilderness experience program for emotionally-challenged youth at Eagle Village. His current research and community service projects are the development of a pre-apprentice program for 18-29-year-old veterans, and underemployed, recovering, and returning citizens who are paid to build homes for themselves and others through Habitat for Humanity. Strubler and his wife, Ann, a retired Detroit Symphony Orchestra violinist, are executive producers of The Tapestry: A Musician’s Journey, a documentary film about Ann’s adoption-reunion that premiered with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Detroit Public Television in 2016. His newest film, Making Makers: Michigan Apprentices, is scheduled to be released this spring.

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