David R. King earned his PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force where he managed aircraft procurement programs, he joined academia. Currently, Dave is the Higdon Professor of Management in the College of Business at Florida State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Dave’s primary research interest examines merger and acquisition (M&A) integration and performance.

Dave has served as the Strategic Management Society Interest Group chair (2014-16) and representative at large for Teaching and Learning community (2022-2023). Additionally, he serves as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador (2022-2024), and on multiple editorial boards, including: Journal of Management Studies, and Long Range Planning.