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Dave Bergman

Dave Bergman, Ed.D.

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Dave has over a decade of professional experience in the field of education that includes work as a teacher and administrator at an award-winning high school located in suburban Philadelphia, an adjunct professor at Temple University, certified independent educational consultant, and author of a popular blog on college admissions for College Transitions as well as a host of other web and print publications. He is the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016 as well as the annual guidebook -- Colleges Worth Your Money: A Guide to What America's Top Schools Can Do for You.

Named a President’s Scholar while earning his B.A. in History from Temple University, Dave continued his education at Temple, earning a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Education. While a doctoral student, Dave completed his dissertation on the relationship between adolescent motivation and educational outcomes and published research through the National Council of Teachers of English. He holds a certificate in college counseling from The University of California—San Diego and is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Dave lives in Lafayette Hill, PA with his wife Leslie, daughter Clara, son Henry, and constantly growing family of rescue animals. When he’s not working, you can find him sitting in a pair of salvaged Veterans Stadium seats rooting for his beloved (and cursed) Philadelphia sports teams.

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