Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show®, broadcast multiple times per week on radio and the internet.
In addition, Dr. Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota Graduate School of Space Studies, both on campus and in their distant learning program, specializing in space commerce economics, ethics, and management classes. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at Golden Gate University teaching Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and he has guest lectured at other university programs including Stanford University and Sonoma State University. He earned his BA from the University of Arizona, his MBA in International Business Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) also at Golden Gate University. His doctoral dissertation was titled Outer Space Commerce: Its History and Prospects.
Livingston has spoken at or had his papers presented at more than a dozen national and international space conferences, both reviewed and not reviewed. His lecture topics include venture capital for space investments, RLVs and space tourism, effective business, strategic and assumption planning, along with developing the solutions to the barriers to space enterprise, talking to the public about space, tracing the dollars spent on space through the economy, business ethics and corporate responsibility for off-Earth business ventures and New Space Industries. In addition, Livingston frequently talks and shares observations about space development and interest in space based on his radio show experience with the general public. Dr. Livingston has written a Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Commerce which has been widely published and revised. He has appeared as a guest several times on the on the popular, national Coast to Coast radio program discussing space commerce and tourism. He also appears on Red FM in Cork, Ireland discussing space tourism and providing space news updates when called upon, as well as a on other national talk shows, both on the radio and the internet. Dr. Livingston is a contributing author to the newly published book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space. His chapter, “Making Space A Popular Goal,” documents how to move forward to a space-faring culture based on nearly five years of hosting The Space Show. In addition, Livingston is part of an action group with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Howard Bloom and others to raise the consciousness of people regarding the value and importance of space settlement and development for the betterment of humanity.
Dr. Livingston has in progress a chapter in a new space ethics book stemming from the “Space Science, Environmental Ethics, and Policy Conference which was held at NASA Ames in April 2007 and funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Livingston’s chapter addresses lunar economic development, lunar access, and marketing these efforts for capital acquisition.
When not teaching, occupied, or working with space matters, Livingston is a business consultant, financial advisor, and strategic planner. For more than twenty-five years, he has worked in oil and gas exploration, real estate development sales, the finance and security industry as well as in marketing and direct advertising sales. He is an avid reader, photographer, licensed California real estate broker, a NAUI SCUBA instruction, and a licensed private single engine land and sea pilot.