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Hi I'm David Eargle

I am an Information Systems Management academic. I am a web and computer programmer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At the time of writing this, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Leeds School of Business. I earned my Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests include human-computer interaction and information security. I have coauthored several articles in these areas using neurophysiological and other methodologies in outlets such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences), along with the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). I am married, with three young children (all boys!). I enjoy hobbies such as playing basketball, gardening, reading, furniture-making, and electronics. I served a two-year Spanish-speaking mission in the state of Oregon. Besides work in academia, I have multiple years’ experience as a web developer and systems and network administrator, and also experience as a digital forensics investigator.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. When I was a teenager, I asked myself whether I believed the Church's teachings and claims about God and the restored Gospel, the Book of Mormon, and latter-day prophets called by God to lead this church. Eventually, I focused my efforts to discern whether the Book of Mormon is the word of God, believing the truth of that book to be a keystone for the rest of the Church's claims. After study, pondering and prayer, I came to believe that it is a true book. I continue to study the Church doctrines and scriptures, and still believe them to be true. When my family lives the gospel teachings, we have greater happiness, peace, and unity, both as individuals and as a family.

How I live my faith

My wife and I have served in various callings in our church, including as music leaders for young children in our congregation. I have also served as a ward organist, and we previously taught a marriage and family relations class.