David Kerven

Dr. David Kerven

Professor of Information Technology

School of Science and Tech
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Dr. Kerven currently teaches courses in information technology (IT) and conducts research in IT education and societal impact.

Immediately prior to joining GGC, Kerven practiced as a patent attorney. His practice spanned all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and related litigation.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Kerven taught undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering, database design and programming language theory in Clark Atlanta University's computer science department. He was the director of the Web Technology Center there and wrote several books on HTML. He also conducted research in the areas of educational technology and software engineering.

Kerven is married to Jenny Kerven, who teaches mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College. He has three children. For fun, he enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and playing card and board games.


  • Doctorate – computer science – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Juris Doctorate – Georgia State University
  • Master's – computer engineering – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Master's – computer science – The New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's – electrical engineering – The Johns Hopkins University

Academic Interests

  • Computers and the law
  • Societal impact of information technology (IT)
  • IT education
  • IT professionalism and ethics


  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • NASA Summer Faculty Fellow
  • First Prize, Nathan Burkan Copyright Essay Competition
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association: Computing Sciences Honor Society
  • Outer Barristers' Guild Award