Adjunct Profile: David Perrodin

David PerrodinAdjunct Profile: David Perrodin

Name: David Perrodin, PhD
Department: School of Education

What courses do you teach? How long have you been teaching at Viterbo University?

I teach graduate courses in the Reading Licensure, Educational Leadership and Post-baccalaureate programs and have taught for Viterbo University since 2003.

Tell us about a recent accomplishment:

Recently I co-wrote / directed a school intruder film script with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and movie producer David Obst. The script supports a scenario-based interactive training series intended to help elementary students make safe choices during intruder-related events. The series was filmed in Santa Barbara and is targeted for release in early 2017. 

In the summer of 2016, I accepted an invitation to write a cooperative research paper about the relations of forgiveness and religious coping strategy with life satisfaction and quality of life among parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The study's primary researcher and author is Dr. Shahrooz Nemati, Professor, Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, University of Tehran, Iran. 

I'm also in a contractual agreement with publisher Rowman & Littlefield to write multiple safety-themed books for release in 2017 & 2018.  The first book describes the conceptual framework of “sensemaking” and how it was essential to the efficient rescue of people from Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. In a similar theme, I have explored prioritization in high-stakes decision-making by authoring a feature piece titled “Lessons of Lower Manhattan – A Contrarian’s Perspective of the Unconventional, Exceptional Rescue of 500,000 People” that will be published in the February, 2017, edition of School Business Affairs magazine.