David Langford is founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc. He is an international consultant, author and educator whose focus is to create sustained systemic improvement in student learning, school leadership and organizational processes. The concepts of Quality Learning, Quality Learning Performance, Just-In-Time Learning, the Self-Managed Classroom and Exponential Learning emerged out of these efforts.
For over 20 years, Langford has trained colleagues in public and private K–12 school systems, universities, colleges, preschools, chambers of commerce and business divisions ranging from Boeing and General Motors to government agencies such as the Department of Defense. He has worked with organizations throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Langford was featured in the PBS film Quality…Or Else and has appeared in other documentaries, including the Deming Library Vol. XXI. Langford graduated from Montana State University–Billings with a BS in K–12 education and has a master’s in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the W. Edwards Deming Institute, and is currently an adjunct professor at Central Washington University.
Learn more in this July 2014 Deming Podcast, David Langford on Improving Education.