David's Family

David Aaron Penry was born in 1968 in San Angelo, Texas while I was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.  He attended college at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating Magna Cum Laude with both a bachelor’s and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering. He then spent two years as a missionary Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Argentina. He then returned to Ohio for a MBA at Ohio State University.   He is multi-lingual, and has worked in banking in Siberia and in Ohio. He then worked as a Computer Engineer for Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley.  While in California he met his wife Sherise Slaugh and they married in 1997.  They moved to New Jersey where he obtained a Master’s and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Princeton University in New Jersey.  He then became a Professor of Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah.  After 10 years, he left academia and returned to industry designing computer chips for cell phones for a company with a contract with Sansung in South Korea.  His work, both at the college and corporate level has involved writing, consulting, and speaking at conferences world-wide.  Sherise was a missionary in South America, has a degree in education and teaches Spanish.  David and Sherise adopted a brother and sister, Danielle and Riley.  David and Sherise both teach classes at their church.  

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