David C. Wyld serves as the Merritt Professor of Strategic Management at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Over the past two decades, Dr. Wyld has written several research reports for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, highlighting emerging issues in technology and procurement. He is a frequent contributor to both respected academic journals and widely read trade and general interest publications, approaching almost a thousand published articles in all to date. Dr. Wyld takes pride in both pursuing his own primary research and assisting the research efforts of those around him. In the latter regard, he now takes an active role in mentoring students to their first publications and works with junior faculty in helping them publish their academic works. In fact, one of his career highlights is having recently authored an academic journal article with one of his two adult sons, who is himself now pursuing his doctorate and an academic career.
Over the span of his career, Dr. Wyld has established himself as one of the leading academic experts both on emerging applications of technology in the private and public sectors and on how organizations can best respond to changes in society, demographics, media, and the workplace. He also serves as the founding editor of three academic journals, the International Journal of Managing Information Technology, the International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains, and the International Journal of Managing Public Sector Information and Communication Technologies. He continues to be an active strategic management consultant, a qualified expert witness, and an invited speaker on a wide variety of topics to trade, corporate, governmental, and academic audiences. He has made appearances on management and technology issues on The Discovery Channel, ESPN Radio, Federal News Radio, and other media outlets.
Dr. Wyld has earned Southeastern’s President’s Award for both Excellence in Teaching and Research, making him one of a select group of faculty who have been awarded campus-wide recognition for more than one aspect of the professorial role. He earned his doctorate from the University of Memphis in 1993.