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David Avdul

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Organizational Leadership, Indiana Institute of Technology, 2016
  • MS, Business/Human Resources, Loyola University-Chicago, 1998
  • BA, Political Science, Indiana University, 1994

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), World at Work
  • Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), World at Work


David N. Avdul is currently serving as the Interim Vice President of Human Resources at DePaul University. Throughout his career, he has worked in various human resources roles, including as an analyst, manager, director and assistant vice president, specializing in compensation and benefits and other technical human resources issues.

Avdul worked in the financial services and medical device industries for more than 20 years and has worked in higher education for over seven years. He has chaired investment committees on benefits and executive compensation, redesigned corporate health and welfare programs, managed pension and retirement programs, designed and implemented global compensation programs, and partnered with consulting firms such as Mercer, Hewitt and Towers Watson on various related projects, including mergers and acquisitions.

Avdul is a guest lecturer at various colleges around Chicago and has taught human resources management and compensation and benefits courses, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. He was awarded a dean’s fellowship and scholarship to study human resources at Loyola University-Chicago and has earned industry awards for developing innovative corporate incentive plans and wellness programs. He has published articles on topics such as pay transparency, pay equity, cryptocurrency, managing employees in a remote/hybrid workplace, and global leadership.