Dr. Raker joined the Education Department in 1997. Dr. Raker received his Ed.D in Curriculum Studies/Instruction Technology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in Education from Florida International University and a B.S. in Philosophy/Psychology from Union College.  He is author and co-author of publications in educational computing.  Dr. Raker is an instructor of our technology in education course as well as secondary coursework.

David is also interested in equality in the curriculum.  He has performed research, and helped to develop curricula and promote reform in this area.

Dr. Raker is co-founder, along with Dr. Hidalgo, of the highly successful Westfield Professional Development Schools Network (WPDS).  This network of the college and local elementary schools serves to foster collaborative relationships that benefit both spectrums of the educational process, as well as offer unique pre-practicum to practicum experiences for our teacher preparation program.

David enjoys traveling, and often finds himself in remote corners of the world.