David Kimmel is the Director for Center-Based Services and the Program Director for Family Expectations (FE) where he provides leadership and strategic vision to one of the nation’s premier healthy marriage and relationship programs. He has created an organizational learning culture and transformational change climate that brings people from across the country to FE to learn about program design and effective program implementation. FE boasts an impressive record of effectiveness from the most stringent randomized controlled human subject research efforts available. Dr. Kimmel is committed to discovering the most effective methods for improving the relational lives of all Oklahomans.
Dr. Kimmel has a long history of public service. He has worked with University of Oklahoma leading their distance educational efforts to military members and their families around the world. Additionally, he served in the Army for 21 years, rising through the enlisted ranks to his rank of Major at retirement. Dr. Kimmel earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with Emphasis in Organization Leadership from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. In addition, he is a trained life coach, and certified Family and Divorce mediator.