David holds a MS degree in Deaf Education and a BS degree in Speech, both from Lamar University. He is currently completing his doctorate in Education Leadership (Non-profits) at Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS). He is the Ex. Dir. at the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center for the past 29 years. He has provided over 35 years of professional services as an interpreter and mentor at the college level as well as in medical, legal and governmental situations. David is one of the founding members of the Louisiana Coalition of Service Providers. He holds a CI and CT from RID and serves as an RID Local Test Administrator. He is a member of the National and Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. David has conducted workshops on the state and local level in the areas of sign language interpreter training, ethics and American Sign Language training. He has also taught courses in the area of deafness in postsecondary education situations.