David W, Paredes, Ph.D. | Gratz College

David W, Paredes, Ph.D.

David W, Paredes, Ph.D.

Dr. David Paredes has been teaching courses on education technology, leadership and creativity since 2008. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of corporate learning and development and has held a variety of leadership positions in financial services and consulting.  He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Drexel University in 2011 where his dissertation studied the effects of constructivist instructional strategies on employees’ readiness for major organizational change. In addition to his Ph.D., he has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a graduate degree in Instructional Systems Design from Penn State. He served in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Paredes has a keen interest in studying individuals’ motivations for making radical personal changes and how this can stimulate creative thinking. 


  • PhD in Educational Leadership, Drexel University
  • MEd in Instructional Systems Design, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BA in Philosophy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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