Dr. David M. Livingston
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. The Space Show is 15 years old and rapidly approaching 3,000 live interviews!
Dr. Livingston is also the co-host with John Batchelor of the well known and respected Hotel Mars segment on The John Batchelor Nationally Syndicated Radio Show (johnbatchelorshow.com ) This weekly short segment explores a commercial space or space science subject with a special guest who is a recognized authority in his/her field. Hotel Mars segments are archived on The Space Show 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. Dr. Livingston is an invited participant in the Chicago society's 2016 Conference titled Space: Speculation and Exploration. Dr. Livingston's event topics include public-private partnerships, commercial space, entrepreneurism, and future economic development in the space industry.
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 sales.
David M. Livingston, DBA
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Tiburon, CA 94920
Office: (415) 455-9076