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David L. Passmore, Ph.D.

A page containing biography information about David Passmore, faculty member of the Workforce Education and Development Program in the College of Education of Penn State University.

Contact Information:

305D Keller Building
University Park, PA   16802
Office Phone:  814-863-2583


Brief Biography

David L. Passmore (; 814.689.9337; is Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development academic program at Penn State. He also is Professor of Operations Research in the dual degree, intercollege Operations Research Program, and Director of the Institute for Research in Training and Development. Passmore earned academic degrees from State University College of New York at Buffalo (BS, 1969), Bowling Green State University (MEd, 1970), and University of Minnesota (PhD, 1973). He has held appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, University of Massachusetts, University of Northern Iowa, St. John Fisher College, University of Texas at Tyler, Westfield College, and University of Minnesota. Passmore has advised a variety of corporate and government clients, including PECO Energy, Johns–Manville, Esso–Interamerica, Joy Manufacturing Technologies, Lord Corporation, E–Systems, Woolrich Inc., Liquid Carbonic, CIGNA HealthCare, National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Campbell Communications, American Council on Education, Research for Better Schools, John F. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Special Olympics, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.