Dave is the Director for Proving Ground at the Center for Education Policy Research. Before becoming Proving Ground's Interim Director, Dave was the Senior Network Advisor for Proving Ground. Prior to joining Proving Ground, Dave was the Chief of Finance and Analytics for Camden City Schools (CCSD) in New Jersey. He joined CCSD as a Data Fellow with the Strategic Data Project. In his time at CCSD, Dave was responsible for the district’s resource allocation strategy, overseeing long term financial planning, annual budget development and budget management. To facilitate decision-making consistent with resource optimization, Dave created CCSD’s first Strategic Analytics team, which built tools for decision-makers, conducted analyses and evaluated programs and staff. Dave holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Rutgers University, and previously practiced law as both a Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency and an Associate in Structured Finance at Linklaters, LLP. He has also taught high school math and physics and is on the board of two education non-profit organizations.