David Chard, Ph.D.
David J. Chard, Ph.D., is the Dean ad Interim of Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and Professor of Special Education. Prior to coming to BU, Dr. Chard served as the 14th President of Wheelock College. Dr. Chard has published more than 100 articles, monographs, book chapters, and books. He is a member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities and has served in leadership roles in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Chard has been a classroom teacher in California, Michigan, and in the U. S. Peace Corps in Lesotho in southern Africa. In October of 2011 Dr. Chard was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. He was confirmed in 2012 by the U.S. Senate and elected chair of the board in 2013. In 2016, he was reappointed by President Obama for a second 3-year term. He has served as a member of the All Stars National Board since 2016.