Dr. David M. Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North
Dakota The School of Graduate Studies of Space Studies, both on campus and in their distant learning
program, specializing in space commerce, space economics, ethics, and management
classes. He has also served as an adjunct professor in The School of Graduate Studies of Business
at Golden Gate University teaching Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
David has guest lectured at other university programs including Stanford University,
Sonoma State University, and USC. He earned his BA from the University of Arizona,
his MBA in International Business Management from Golden Gate University in San
Francisco, and his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Golden Gate University.
His doctoral dissertation was titled Outer Space Commerce: Its History and Prospects.
Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show (www.thespaceshow.com), the only talk radio show focusing
on increasing space commerce, developing space tourism, and facilitating our move
to a space-faring economy and culture. The Space Show is broadcast multiple
times per week on radio, the internet, and on satellite uplink feeds. Past show
archives, listening information, and coming events can be found at the program website.
Livingston has spoken at or had his papers presented at various international space
conferences, including Space and Robotics 98, 2000, and 2002, the Mars Society conferences
of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, 2003, and 2005, the Lunar Development Conference
2000 and 2001, the IAA 2000, the Cato Institute in March 2001, and the National
Space Society Conference in May 2002, the World Space Conference in Houston in 2000,
Space Access 2005, Space Exploration 2005, AIAA in Long Beach in 2005, ATWG NASA
Ames in October 2005, and the International Conference of Nanotechnology in San
Francisco in November 2005. For 2007, he has presented at Space 2007 in Albuquerque,
NM, the April Space Science, Environmental Ethics and Policy conference at NASA
Ames, and he is presenting at the International Personal Spaceflight Symposium to
be held in Las Cruces, NM in October. His lecture topics include venture capital
for space investments, RLVs and space tourism, effective business, strategic and
assumption planning, along with developing the solutions to the barriers to space
enterprise, talking to the public about space, tracing the dollars spent on space
through the economy, business ethics with corporate responsibility for off-Earth
business ventures and New Space Industries, and observations about space development
based on his radio show experience. Lately, he has been talking about how best to
take lunar commercial plans seriously when one cannot yet get to the job site. Dr.
Livingston has written a Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Commerce and it has been widely
published and revised. Dr. Livingston has also appeared as a guest with both Art
Bell and George Noory on the Coast to Coast radio program discussing space commerce
and tourism, Red FM in Cork, Ireland discussing space tourism and providing regular
space news updates when called upon, and as a guest on other national talk shows,
both on the radio and the internet.
When not teaching, occupied, or working with space matters, Livingston is a business
consultant, financial advisor, and strategic planner. For more than twenty-five
years, he has worked in oil and gas exploration, real estate development and sales,
the finance and security industry, as well as in marketing and direct advertising