David Kolb

David Kolb, PhD

Founder and Chairman of Experience Based Learning Systems, Inc. (EBLSI).

Renowned for his work in developing the Experiential Learning Theory, David Kolb is the author of Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, and the creator of the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) and Adaptive Style Inventory (ASI). Other works include, Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation, Innovation in Professional Education: Steps on a Journey from Teaching to Learning, Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach, and numerous journal articles on experiential learning.

David joined the Organizational Behavior Department of the Weatherhead School of Management in 1976, and holds a masters degree and doctorate in social psychology from Harvard University. He is the recipient of four honorary degrees recognizing his contribution to experiential learning in higher education. David received the Educational Pioneers of the Year award (with Alice Kolb) from the National Society of Experiential Education in 2008.