David W. Middleton is the Executive Director of the Center for Mobile Research and Innovation (CMRI) and Assistant Vice President for Finance and Technology at Seton Hall University. As AVP, Middleton is responsible for developing and managing strategic initiatives for both the Division of Finance & Technology, and the greater university community. In this capacity, he is responsible for launching the University’s mobile technology initiative SHUmobile, as well as founding the CMRI with Dr. Michael Taylor. Middleton has worked closely with leading technology companies including Microsoft, AT&T, Nokia, and Blackboard as well as with NGOs and government agencies developing mobile strategic plans and strategies. Middleton’s mobile experience includes designing and developing Near Field Communication (NFC) applications and implementations, deploying QR code systems and designing and developing Location Based Services (LBS) and Augmented Reality (AR), among other technologies, for use on Seton Hall University’s campus. With extensive experience using Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone OS, Android, iOS and HTML 5, Middleton has fostered and promoted a mobile vision that is “platform agnostic” and all inclusive. Middleton joined Seton Hall University’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Center in November 2001 as an Instructional Designer, and over the course of the next few years, held the positions of Sr. Instructional Designer and Associate Director of the TLT Center. Prior to coming to Seton Hall University, Middleton worked at Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching & Learning (CCNMTL), and at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, NJ. Middleton has served on the Seton Hall University Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Steering Committee, the University Strategic Planning Steering Committee among others, and has served as an Adjunct Faculty member in both the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University. Middleton, a member of the Frye Leadership Institute Class of 2008, is currently pursuing the PhD. in Higher Education Administration at Seton Hall researching mLearning.