After receiving both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from The University of Iowa, Don gained experience as a prosecuting attorney. He then served for twelve years as the Iowa Prosecuting Attorneys Training Coordinator and Executive Director of the Iowa County Attorneys Association, coordinating statewide training, technical assistance, and governmental liaison, and was active in various national professional organizations.
Prior to joining the NCJRL, he served as the senior legal research and training attorney on the staff of the National White Collar Crime Center, developing and presenting legal training on computer crime and computer-related criminal investigations and a range of other white-collar crime topics. In addition to his duties as Associate Director, Don presents training sessions at numerous law enforcement and judicial education events each year, has taught for the National Judicial College since 2004, teaches Cyber Crime and Sentencing courses for the law school, and is co-developing a first-of-its-kind course on Internet crimes against children for the fall 2008 semester.