David has loved wildlife and the outdoors all his life. As a kid on Long Island's Great South Bay, he messed around in little boats, swam, and explored the water world. As an undergraduate, he took courses in ecology, wildlife management, soil and water conservation, ichthyology, and ornithology.
David's first career was as a research psychologist; his second in software, information security, and organizational development. In the course of these careers, he taught college, wrote a dozen books and hundreds of articles, and gave hundreds of seminars around the world. He founded StarWare, the first IBM PC systems house and mail order business in the Washington DC area in1981, the National Computer Security Association in 1989 (now renamed ICSA Labs), Quarterdeck's Antivirus Research Center, the North American operations of Norman Data Defense Systems, and Seven Locks Software. He co-founded PestPatrol, where he directed the Center for Pest Research. PestPatrol was acquired by Computer Associates in August, 2004.
Now retired, David can do what he loves: immerse himself in nature and computers (via ZipcodeZoo.com and his Apps Lookup.Life and AudiOh!), sporadically write his blog at DavidStang.com, and play with his horse, Guerrero. Stang holds a B.S. from Cornell University in General Agriculture, an M.S. from the University of Toronto in Psychology and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Experimental Social Psychology.
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