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David McNutt
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Assistant Professor,
Audio Arts & Acoustics
Secretary of the Faculty Senate





David McNutt

David brings forty years of technical, business, and operational experience to his teaching and service at Columbia.  His work includes advertising and commercial production, live performance audio engineering, audio system design, and AV systems integration.  He has been a business owner, an entrepreneur, and has held senior management positions with audio manufacturers such as Crest Audio, Electro-Voice, and Sennheiser.  He was the founder of db Integrated Systems, LLC,  the company that built the audio systems at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. 

He earned a B.A. in Mass Communications, an M.S. in Telecommunications from Indiana University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  As a regular columnist in Sound and Communication magazine, he has written over a hundred articles on technology and business for the systems integration industry, and he is the principal consultant in The McNutt Group, a business, technology, and education consulting resource to system integration companies.

David teaches in the Audio Arts + Acoustics department and is the coordinator of the Installed Sound track.  He serves as a member of both the AA+A and the School of Media Arts curriculum committees, as the Secretary for the Faculty Senate, and as a member of the Standards Committee Task Group for Infocom.  He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, InfoComm (International Communications and information Association), NSCA (National Systems Contracting Association), and the Civic Information Systems Advisory Commission for the Village of Oak Park, Illinois.