David C. NielsonManaging Director, LDS Church Audio/Visual Department
David has earned three degrees, all from BYU. His bachelor’s degree is in Business Management, his master’s degree is in Educational Leadership and his PHD is in Instructional Psychology and Technology. His educational focus has been on how to communicate messages effectively, particularly via digital channels.
David’s first job out of college was writing and designing educational materials for use by participants in the BYU Travel Study Program. From there, he was hired by BYU Independent Study to develop online courses for the university. He was involved in designing the first online course at BYU. The program grew and David was eventually asked to be the assistant director of BYU Independent Study.
In 2000 David was invited to take a position with the Audiovisual Department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he designed messages and presentations for the Brethren. Shortly thereafter, he was assigned to work with a cross-departmental team involved in the first major releases of LDS.org and Mormon.org. In 2006 David was asked to become the managing director of the Audiovisual Department and now serves as the managing director of the Publishing Services Department. This department produces all media, publications, and websites for the Church.