David Christian, son of Louis and Marilyn Christian, of Lakewood, is a 2012 graduate of George Washington University with a doctorate of philosophy in computer science.
Christian, a 1975 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School, received a bachelor's degree in physics from the State College at Fredonia and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the State University at Buffalo in a dual-degree program in 1983. He received his Master of Science in engineering management from The George Washington University in 1992.
He has served as a civilian engineer to the Navy at the Naval Warfare Center Indian Head, Md., for almost 30 years.
His career includes a number of achievements. He received an EEO award for employment diversity. He served as liaison to the Taiwanese Navy for U.S. ship transfer. He led a missile launcher test and analysis group supporting the United States and 11 other countries. He was recently recognized with an award from the Naval Surface Warfare Admiral James Shannon for technology analysis and development of Counter IED solutions.
Christian has been married to his wife, Professor Michelle Brosco Christian, for 23 years and has two children, Geoffrey, 14, and Heather, 11. They live in southern Maryland. Christian regularly visits SUNY Fredonia and University of Buffalo to communicate job opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area, to recent college graduates from Western New York.