David Switzer is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Cloud State University, where he teaches a variety of applied microeconomics courses. He has been teaching online courses for Micro and Macro Principles since 2010, and in 2012 was a member of a SCSU Faculty Learning Community centered around improving discussion in online courses. His research includes work on determinants of student performance in online vs. lecture courses in economics. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in 2004.