David Z. D'Argenio received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton in 1972, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974, and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from USC in 1979. From 1993 to 1995 he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering and from 1996 to 2003 as Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also served as Interim Director of the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering from 1998-1999. Professor D'Argenio also serves on the Board of Trustees of the House Ear Institute and currently serves as the Chair of the Board.