David Pursell

Georgia Gwinnett College

Dr. Dave Pursell joined the GGC faculty in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the executive director of Penn Chemistry. Pursell served as GGC’s associate dean for the School of Science and Technology from 2007-2010 and then as the administrator of part-time science faculty from 2010-2012, when he returned to full-time faculty duties.

Pursell has taught college courses in all areas of chemistry, environmental law, military strategy and advanced technologies in military operations. For 25 years, he served worldwide as a U.S. Army combat engineer with key assignments as company commander at Fort Drum, N.Y.; battalion plans and operations officer on the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ); speechwriter for a three-star general; tactics faculty member at the Army’s staff college; and chemistry faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Lessons Learned: Successes and Challenges of Implementing a Systems Model for Improving Student Success & Student Retention part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference 2021:Program:Presentations:Session I
The School of Science and Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College attracts a highly diverse student population, many from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM education. However, there is disparity in ...

Transforming STEM education using a multipronged systems approach and High Impact Practices (HIPs) part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Transforming Institutions Conference:Program:Thematic Symposia
Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is an open access institution that attracts a highly diverse population of students, including many from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM education. To address the needs ...