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David Alban, PhD

David Alban, PhD

David Alban, PhD
David Alban, PhD

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
School of Education
School of Education
Phone: (231) 591-2477
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, Western Michigan University, Educational Leadership
  • EdM, Temple University, Educational Administration
  • BS, Bryan College, Mathematics
  • AST, Williamson College of the Trades, Construction Technology, Carpentry


I worked in the K-12 US and international settings for nearly 20 years in the role of a teacher and administrator. These opportunities provided enriching teaching experiences in areas with varying demographics including migrant, expatriate, and international student populations. I joined Ferris State University in 2016 where I am able to take my passion for education into the classroom to equip and inspire our next generation of quality educators.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Alban, D., Reeves, P. L. (2014). "Cultural Fusion: International Teacher Responses to Multiculturalism," Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. 9 (1). pp. 1-15. Cedarville, OH: Cedarville University.
  • Written Case Study
    Alban, D. (2013). "Crossing the Cultural Divide: Keys to Connecting with Other Human Groups," In D. H. Alban (Ed.), Speech Communication: A Redemptive Approach. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.


  • Oral Presentation
    Kitomary, A. (Presenter), Alban, D. (Presenter), Great Lakes Region Student Success Conference, "Seamless Retention Effort along the Pathway to College Completion," Oakland University, Rochester, MI, (February 2020).
  • Professional Development
    Alban, D., New Faculty Training Series, "Using Rubrics to Facilitate Learning," Ferris State University, (October 2019).
  • Keynote/Plenary Address
    Alban, D., Student Leadership Conference, "Building a Legacy of Leadership," Ferris State University, (March 3, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alban, D., New Faculty Training, "Using Rubrics to Improve Learning and Grading," Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Big Rapids, MI, (February 7, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alban, D., COEHS Presentation Series, "Interviewing Tips for Teachers," College of Education and Human Services, Big Rapids, MI, (November 27, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alban, D., Lunch Talk Back Series, "Social and Emotional Learning Standards," School of Education, Big Rapids, MI, (November 15, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alban, D., Lunch Talk Back Series, "What Teachers Can Expect in the Next Five Years," School of Education, Big Rapids, MI, (September 27, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alban, D., West Michigan Educational Leadership Conference, "Developing and Sustaining a Leadership Team," Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids, MI, (December 12, 2017).
  • Paper
    Alban, D., Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, "Cultural Adaptations of American International Teachers," Las Vegas, NV, (February 11, 2014).