Professor David Hunger is the Strategic Management Scholar in Residence at St. John’s University. He was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Berberton, Ohio. He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. He continued his education at Ohio State University where he obtained an MBA with a specialization in Marketing. After a few years, he returned to Ohio State to earn his PhD with a major in Organizational Behavior and a minor in Social Psychology.
David’s extensive work history includes employment at Lazarus Department Store in Columbus, Ohio while he was earning his MBA. He spent two years in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence and was promoted to the rank of Captain. While in the Army, he commanded an Order of Battle Intelligence Unit in Nha Trang, Vietnam in 1967; then served as Adjutant of the 109th MI Detachment, Fort Meade, Maryland. He then worked for a year (1968-69) in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He taught for a year (1972-73) at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio while earning his PhD at Ohio State. Afterwards, he taught nine years (1973-1982) at the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He then taught 24 years (1982-2006) in the College of Business at Iowa State University except for one year (1986-87) when he taught at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He retired from Iowa State U. in May 2006, and came to SJU.
David wrote the first edition of his textbook, “Strategic Management and Business Policy,” during 1980-82 while at UVa. It is currently in its 10th edition and he is busily writing cases for the upcoming 11th edition to be published in late 2007. He has also written a short paperback text, “Essentials of Strategic Management,” which is currently in its 3rd edition.
He currently resides in Pleasant Acres on Lake Watab just north of St. Joseph. He lives with his wife, Betty, with whom they have four daughters, three of whom live in Colorado Springs, and the other in Waco, Texas.
We are very happy to have David here with us. He says he is “still finding my way around CSB/SJU. Both campuses are very pretty and easy to get around in, although I have already gotten lost wandering around St. Ben’s!”