Bachelor of Arts in Education, MA in Education
Residency Site: Plainfield VT


PhD in Psychology/Human Development, Union Institute; BS in Elementary Education/Special Education, Cheyney State College.

Personal Statement

David Frisby passed away on June 20, 2013. He was a faculty advisor in the Education Program from 1992-2013, and was a beloved member of the Goddard community. We have been fortunate to have known David. His essence will continue to live through us.

David’s Bio:

Coordinator, Community Education Concentration 

“I spent sixteen years as Dean of Antioch University’s Philadelphia Center, overseeing programs in education and human services for working adults. Earlier in my career I worked as an elementary and special education teacher before entering the mental health field. I have worked with a clinical team in a Residential Treatment Hospital for emotionally disturbed children, which was affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. I was a member of the staff to develop the first Community Mental Health Center in this country at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

My work in the field of Human Development has led to a very active role with advocacy and direct service organizations. I have chaired the Board of Directors of the Education and Center of New Jersey and the Education and Law Center of Pennsylvania, a board on which I continue to serve actively. I have also chaired the Board of North City Congress of Philadelphia, a direct service organization for Senior Citizens that I have been involved with since 1976.

I am interested in education as an empowerment process for adult learners, particularly in regard to urban education and minority issues. This is my second professional association with Goddard. In the past, I worked with Goddard undergraduate students who held field placements in innovative public school projects and human service agencies in Philadelphia.”