Skip to main content

David Barnes

David Barnes

Class of 1998

Online Learning Specialist
Learning and Performance Solutions



Each of us has a different story I’m sure. For me, Dr. David Cox was a tremendous inspiration. He believed in me and saw a spark of potential in my academic work. Largely because of his counsel, I went on to earn a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Adult Education and Human Resource Development at the University of Idaho. It was there that I honed my quantitative skills (again at the urging of Dr. Cox who was a member of my doctoral committee). Because of my work at Boise State and the U of I my background drew the attention of Janet Emery (IPT Grad) who was forming a new team at DIRECTV in 2006. Along with four talented colleagues we have developed into an amazing team of performance technologists.

I now have a broad and deep history in instructional and performance technology. That background allows me to be a valuable contributing member of the DIRECTV Learning and Performance Solutions team that has done excellent work and saved our company countless time and the corresponding dollars. I’m truly grateful for the fine education I received in the Boise State IPT program.