David Pearsall, a Pratt Alumnus, Has Passed Away
David Pearsall was well known in the relic hunting community. Known as an enthusiastic and dedicated individual, his passion and enthusiasm were unwavering.
In 2018, he was accused of striking another camper multiple times with a hardened piece of wood while camping at Bear Siding Camp Site near Verde River in Yavapai County.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood development is a pivotal time in children’s lives. At this stage of growth, their brain is at its most active and billions of connections between individual neurons are made.
As children develop social skills, self-esteem and moral perspectives they also build the basis for future successes in society.
Early childhood education is invaluable in setting the foundation for lifelong learning, economic productivity, responsible citizenship and strong communities.
Experiences children encounter prior and during these formative years can have long-lasting physical, social, emotional and cognitive ramifications that will shape them for life. Achieve success for children and families requires understanding this truth.
Pearsall has over two decades of experience acting as both an economic expert and testifying expert, providing expert opinions in matters concerning economic damages determination and valuation of intangible assets.
He has provided testimony in cases involving attempted monopolization, price discrimination, price tying, predatory pricing strategies and price fixing schemes, collusion and attempted monopolization.
He is also widely recognized for his contributions to hockey equipment design and safety standards. According to him, combining engineering and biomechanics can have a dramatic impact on player performance and life; which explains why his lab has received some of the top corporate funding available for sports-science research.
Achievement and Honors
David Pearsall has been part of Pratt for over thirty years, serving as faculty, administrator and mentor to many students and graduates alike. Throughout this time he has shown an unwavering dedication to fostering academic success of both undergraduate and graduate students alike. Furthermore, David is renowned for his philanthropy and volunteerism efforts both on campus and off. He has given generously of himself in time and wealth through numerous service efforts both near and far; some of his favorite activities include golfing, traveling and reading good books! Both Anne Jacobson C’75 currently reside together in Madison Wisconsin
David and Judi have long been prominent members of Arts NC State community. They were among the early attenders at Friends of the College performances and many years later created a major gift in recognition of their longstanding support of ArtsNC State.
In 2018, they established the Pearsall-Wilkinson Scholarship Endowment to promote and assist NC State students who share an affinity for arts-related disciplines.
Derek Pearsall was an extraordinary individual whose life was filled with incredible stories. He will long be remembered. Derek Pearsall touched many lives through his work on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, for instance by organizing a collaborative reading of that text two months after his passing with over 100 medievalists reading it together online.
David Pearsall boasts a net worth of $5 Million. A former college football player, Pearsall now works as an actor. His acting credits include Reprisal (2019), One-Leg (2020), Hightown (2020) and Kingdom Men (2020). Pearsall was named to the All-SEC First Team with Florida Gators during his playing days. Growing up in Tempe, Arizona and attending Arizona State University before transferring to Florida. He enjoyed tremendous success for Arizona State as an All-Conference Player (catching 57 passes in his final season and totaling 580 yards and four touchdowns), earning first team all-conference status both seasons as an assistant coach for Sun Devils as well as receiving first-team all-conference honors during those same two years. Shonetavia Pearsall currently stands as his wife; together they share three children.