Dr. David Spang
The Provost at Burlington County College
The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer and is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic academic priorities of the College. The Provost works closely with every functional area of the College in order to seamlessly integrate priorities and activities College-wide.
The Provost’s areas of responsibility include academic strategic planning, linking academic goals and outcomes to budgeting and resource allocation, as well as staff and faculty development to ensure high quality and high integrity programs.
The Provost facilitates the creation and maintenance of student success initiatives, strategic partnerships (both educational and industrial), as well as seamless transfer opportunities for students to fulfill their further higher education aspirations.
Burlington County College
601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
(609)894-9311 extension 1326
Please contact Dr. Spang if you have questions or would like to know more information about Burlington County College’s academic programs.
Dr. David Spang was appointed as Burlington County College’s first Provost in April 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Spang served as Vice President of Academic Affairs beginning in April 2011, after a national search by the college. Before being appointed to the role of Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Spang served as Dean of the Science, Mathematics, and Technology division of Burlington County College.
Dr. Spang received BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Rutgers University, in Material Science and Engineering. During his graduate studies Dr. Spang worked full-time as a process development engineer and senior research scientist. Dr. Spang then went on to earn a MBA degree, with a concentration in Innovation & Technology Management, also from Rutgers University, and subsequently worked in commercialization development.
Dr. Spang joined BCC in 2005, bringing his working philosophy that includes helping students to develop themselves through higher learning throughout all stages of their lives. Dr. Spang believes the community college system is uniquely positioned to provide all individuals access to affordable and quality education and that students will seek out educational programs that improve their opportunities for employment in today’s highly competitive world.
Dr. Spang is currently chairing the College’s efforts in completing its periodic review report for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Previously, Dr. Spang chaired a sub-committee for the college’s Middle States decennial accreditation effort and has chaired the successful Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation efforts at the College. Dr. Spang is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Society for Materials. Additionally, Dr. Spang is BCC’s campus representative to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), the goals of which are to ensure the advantages of a liberal education are available to all students with an emphasis on broad knowledge, transferable skills, and a strong sense of value, ethics, and civic engagement.
Dr. Spang teaches BCC’s introductory Material Science and Engineering class, EGR-212, and has taught a similar course previously at SUNY Maritime College, as well as project management courses (Project, Cost & Risk, and Contract & Procurement) at the Keller Graduate School of Management in New York City.
Dr. Spang is a regular presenter and contributor to the body of knowledge in higher education innovation, which includes work stemming from his leadership with National Science Foundation grants, NASA grants, and other areas of strategic importance. A partial list is provided below:
“Real-World Applications of Mathematical and Scientific Principles in the Curriculum for College and Career Success,” David Spang, Burlington County College; Kathleen Spang, Middlesex Borough High School. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2012. AC2012-5124.
“Community College Relationships: The Drexel at Burlington County College Partnership,” David Spang and Robert Ariosto, Burlington County College; and N.John DiNardo, Jamie Brooks, and Casey Turner, Drexel University, The College Board Regional Forum, Baltimore, MD, January 2012.
“Community College Relationships: The Drexel at Burlington County College Program,” David Spang and Robert Ariosto, Burlington County College; and N.John DiNardo, Jamie Brooks, and Casey Turner, Drexel University. The College Board National Forum, New York, NY, October 2011.
“Opportunities for Students and Faculty Stemming from Engineering Technology Program Reform,” David Spang, Burlington County College; Vladimir Genis, Drexel University. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 2010. AC2010-1262.
“Collaboration Among Universities and Community Colleges in Developing Dual-Enrollment Programs,” Gerry Marekova and Vladimir Genis, Drexel University; David Spang, Burlington County College. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 2010. AC2010-542.
“Institution-Level Reform of an Engineering Technology Program,” David Spang, Burlington County College; Vladimir Genis, Drexel University. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2009. AC2009-1288.
“Improving Engineering Technology Programs with Multidisciplinary Partners,” David Spang and Cathlene Leary-Elderkin, Burlington County College. League for Innovations in the Community College Conference, Learning and Teaching Section, Reno, Nevada, March 2009.
“Engaging Community College and Secondary School Faculty in Curriculum Development,” David Spang and Cathlene Leary-Elderkin, Burlington County College. Faces of Success, ATE (Advanced Technological Education) National Principal Investigators Conference, Washington DC, October 2008.
“Development of NDE (non-destructive evaluation) Laboratory for AET (applied engineering technology) Students and Certification Program,” Vladimir Genis, Drexel University; David Spang, Burlington County College; Alexander Genis, G.I.I, Inc.; Tony Midora, PMT, Inc. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2007. AC2007-251.