David Blum

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Dr. David Blum’s formal training is in business administration. Dr. Blum has been mentoring doctoral students for 5 years and has been teaching specialization courses in accounting, finance, and energy management for 9 years. At Walden, Dr Blum serves as a dissertation chair, committee member, and university research reviewer. Dr. Blum has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees. Since coming to Walden in 2017 Dr. Blum has guided 20 students to complete their doctoral studies.

Dr. Blum’s research interests are focused on venture capital, investing, renewable energy, and sustainable business issues. Dr. Blum has been an entrepreneur in the technology, sustainable business practices, real estate, and consulting fields intertwined with 30 plus years of financial and managerial accounting experience. Dr. Blum has published eight peer reviewed articles since graduating from the Walden DBA program in 2013 as well as have written two books.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8100/8101 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000/9001 - Doctoral Study Completion

DDBA 8515 - Energy Production Analysis

DDBA 8525 - Energy Delivery Analysis


DBA, Walden University

MBA, Marylhurst University

BA, Bellarmine University

Awards / Honors

2014 Walden University Presidential Alumni Researc, Walden University, 2016


Taylor, E. J., Blum, D. A. (2008). Real life real estate investing: A practical guide for the first time investor.

Blum, D. A. (2014). A venture capital handbook: Best practice strategies for investing in microalgae biodiesel.

Blum, D. A. (2018). Abusive Supervision Detection as Part of Venture Capital Due Diligence of Management. International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Blum, D. A. (2015). Exploring gender disparity in U.S. based venture capital firms.. Journal of Diversity Management

Blum, D. A. (2018). Experiences of grade inflation at an online university in the United States: An autoethnography. . The Qualitative Report

Blum, D. A. (2015). Exploring Israeli venture capital investing in renewable energy. Journal of International Energy Policy

Blum, D. A. (2014). Venture capital best practice strategies to reduce economic uncertainty in biofuel investing. Journal of International Energy Policy

Taylor, E. J., Blum, D. A. (2014). How to collect rent and other adventures in property management.

Blum, D. A. (2017). Nine potential solutions to abate grade inflation at regionally accredited online U.S. universities: An intrinsic case study. The Qualitative Report

Taylor, E. J., Blum, D. A. (2008). Real life real estate investing: A practical guide for the first time investor.

Blum, D. A. (2015). Factors contributing to independent venture capital successful exits. Journal of Business and Economics Research