Meet Dave

About Dave Harris – Certified Professional Coach

Dave Harris, Founder and Chief Differentiator of Dog Star Prep, LLC™, has helped students with their academic and career pursuits since 1988.  His students have secured outstanding positions in numerous career fields and gained admission into prestigious colleges and universities including the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Washington University, and University of Oklahoma.  Dave earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Management from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.  Dave’s corporate experience consists of serving as National Manager of New Business Development at Itochu Corporation, a large Japanese trading company.  He negotiated international joint ventures in Asia and North America.  As Dealer Marketing Administrator for Murata Business Systems, Dave managed the administrative functions of a national sales force.  He also served as a consultant to a number of organizations and recently completed a training project for approximately 450 supervisors at a Minnesota-based tribal corporation.

Dave's Experience

During his career in higher education, Dave served as a senior college administrator, award-winning college faculty, and MBA director at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. He has taught various career strategy and leadership courses and earned teaching excellence awards at not only the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business but also the University of Central Oklahoma College of Business Administration. Students from a variety of majors including engineering, liberal arts, education, health sciences, and business have completed Dave's courses gaining a competitive edge in their academic and career pursuits. Dave has also led student study trips to Tokyo for over 20 years and believes all students should gain knowledge about different cultures and languages. Dave is passionate about helping students unlock their potential. He has worked with many students helping each develop and implement their own leadership development plan. He enjoys serving as a trusted mentor to his students and witnessing their personal and professional growth.

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Hobbies and Interests

Dave is based in picturesque Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is an avid golfer, animal lover, and a huge fan of Asian cuisine. He was raised on a military base on the beautiful island of Okinawa, Japan, and is very grateful for the sacrifices made by our military personnel.