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A Westminster Welcome: Meet Dr. David Brauer

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Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

We have few new faculty members joining us this year, and it's only right to give them a Westminster Welcome! Over the following weeks, a new faculty member will be spotlighted. First up is, Dr. David Brauer, Visiting Assistant Professor in Financial Economics.

David earned his Doctorate in Business Administration at Durham University Business School (#49 Global Business School Rank). His thesis is about consumer choice in an industry with many competitors. The study will help organizations understand the role of authenticity and its relationship to competitive advantages and niche width through the viewpoint of consumer behavior theory. David has a unique ability to disseminate very complex topics to a mixed audience allowing them all to understand and be able to contribute. He is known for envisioning new creative methods to handle issues.

What are you looking forward to the most here at Westminster? 

I am looking forward to helping the students create their own viable companies through the Westminster Entrepreneurial Incubator Lab. My vision is that upon graduation students who have the drive, ambition, and dream to own their own company will graduate into their own viable and running businesses with a Westminster degree in hand and all of the academic interdisciplinary support of our institution. Westminster is a very special place with unique and unbeatable resources. 

If you could have dinner with someone in field of study, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

If I could have dinner with anyone in my field of study (decision-sciences) it would be Dr. Thomas Saaty. He was a pioneer in decision sciences and laid the foundation for the future direction of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Science. I was fortunate enough to have had Dr. Saaty as my mentor and to be able to call him friend. He was an amazing person and helped to overt nuclear proliferation during the cold war. He is an unsung hero to the United States. 

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

The best piece of advise I ever received was from my dad. “Always, do your best, no matter what!”