Curriculum Vitae: David C. Van Meter, Ph.D.
- After growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, David served his country as an Army intelligence officer with the 101st Airborne Division, and then earned a PhD in History from Boston University before choosing to settle in Little Falls, New York, to raise his six children in a small town. He is a partner with his wife, Christine, in Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC.
- As an author of numerous books on the history of money, with a particular focus on ancient Greek and Roman coins, for over twenty years David has studied and chronicled the development of wealth, fiscal policies and taxation. He has researched exactly what determines value over the short and long terms, in many different types of economic conditions. Believing that history does in fact repeat itself on a regular basis, David uses his knowledge to help clients identify and find the financial stability they need, and stop yo-yoing between the latest “hot” financial products and fads.
- David also heads up the income tax preparation work at Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC. As our nation’s tax code grows more complex and less predictable seemingly every year, many of our clients take comfort in turning to David for professional and ethical assistance in planning and preparing their income tax returns.
- David believes in staying involved in the community, and at one point he took several years off to serve as a VISTA volunteer in the inner city of Utica. Today his community involvement is much less dramatic, ranging from helping run the Little League concessions to teaching Sunday School. His hobbies include running (he ran his first Boilermaker 15K race in 2010), weight-lifting, and computer programming (he has published several video-games as shareware).
- Ph.D. in History, Boston University (1997).
- B.A. in History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with "High Honors" (1982).
- Currently enrolled in the M.S. in Accountancy program at SUNYIT.
- Non-matriculated college coursework includes: graduate-level coursework in Financial and Managerial Accounting (SUNYIT), and undergraduate-level coursework in C++ Programming (MVCC), French (Université Laval), and Latin (St. Anselm’s College).
- "The Empire of the Year 6000: Eschatology and the Santification of Carolingian Politics."
- Financial Advisor and Tax Consultant, Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC, Little Falls, NY (2010-Present), Choice Investments, LLC, Little Falls, NY (2008-Present) and Dean Witter Reynolds, Burlington, MA (1988-1989). Van Meter & Van Meter, LLC, is a comprehensive financial services firm located in Little Falls, New York. We have the training, the experience and the resources to help you and your family enjoy the most prosperous, worry-free financial journey through life possible! We stand beside you at every step of the way: to guide you in prudently saving and investing for the future while you are working, to help you plan to live comfortably on your savings and investments when you retire, and finally to help identify strategies to pass on your wealth to your loved ones without unduly enriching the government.
- Author and Publisher of Computer Games and Numismatic Books, Laurion (1989-Present). I am the principal owner of Laurion Publishing, a small publishing company specializing in numismatic literature and educational/entertainment software. We have published numerous reference books on numismatics, with a particular focus on ancient Greek and Roman coinages. We have also published several niche-oriented computer games for the PC, and are currently working on an interactive set of games designed to make learning important mathematics skills more fun.
- VISTA Volunteer, Corporation for National Service, Utica, NY (1997-2000). After completing graduate school at Boston University, I served for three years as a VISTA Volunteer with a community advocacy project under the umbrella of St. Francis de Sales Parish in the inner city of Utica, NY. During this time, I helped to develop an AIDS hospice, a pharmaceutical benefits program, a dental care program and an educational program, all of which aimed to serve the needs of the poor and uninsured.
- Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Fellow, Boston University, Boston, MA (1992-1996).
- Captain, United States Army, Military Intelligence (1983-1988). I served in various command and staff assignments with the 9th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division, to include S-2 of an infantry brigade, and commander of an electronic warfare detachment.
- Second Lieutenant, Nevada Army National Guard, Armor (1978-82). I served as enlisted gunner and driver in a armored cavalry squadron, and then as a commissioned officer in the positions of platoon leader and company executive officer in an armor battalion.
- Editor (with Richard Landes and Andrew Gow), The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
- The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins: A Complete Guide to the History, Types and Values of Roman Imperial Coinage. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1991, 2000.
- Collecting Coins and Common Sense: A Complete Guide for Today's Collector and Investor. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1990.
- Classical Numismatics and Common Sense: A Complete Guide and Source Directory for Collectors and Investors. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1990.
- The Coins of the Twelve Caesars: A Numismatic History of Rome in the Imperatorial and Early Imperial Eras. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1990.
- Collecting Greek Coins: A Complete Guide to Beginning and Enjoying a Collection of Classical Greek Coins. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1990.
- (With Michael J. Kiely) Collecting Roman Coins: The Key to Identifying, Pricing and Building a Valuable Collection. Nashua, NH: Laurion, 1989.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
JOURNAL ARTICLES & REVIEWS
- "Count Baldwin IV, Richard of Saint-Vanne, and the Inception of Monastic Reform in Eleventh-Century Flanders." Revue bénédictine, 107/1-2 (1997): 130-148.
- "The Peace of Amiens-Corbie and Gerard of Cambrai's Oration on the Three Functional Orders: The Date, the Context, the Rhetoric." Revue belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, 74/3-4 (1996): 633-657.
- "Christian of Stavelot on Matthew 24:42, and the Tradition that the World Will End on a March 25th." Recherches de Théologie ancienne et médiévale, 63 (1996): 68-92.
- "An Echo of Adso of Montier-en-Der in Herman of Tournai's Liber de restauratione s. Martini Tornacensis." Revue bénédictine, 106/1-2 (1996): 192-202.
- Book Review of David Close, The Origins of the Greek Civil War (Longman, 1995). In Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 22/1 (1996): 138-144.
- "The Ritualized Presentation of Weapons and the Ideology of Nobility in Beowulf." Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 95/2 (1996): 175-189.
- "St. Adelard and the Return of the Saturnia Regna: A Note on the Transformation of a Hagiographic Tradition." Analecta Bollandiana, 113/3-4 (1995): 297-316.
- "Eschatology and the Sanctification of the Prince: The Case of Walter of Thérouanne's Vita Karoli comitis Flandriae." Sacris Erudiri, 35 (1995): 115-131.
- "The Macedonian Question and the Guerilla War in Northern Greece on the Eve of the Truman Doctrine." Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 21/1 (1995): 71-90.
- "The Soldiers Speak." Air Defense Artillery Journal (Spring, 1984): 42-43. (This article received the Fourth Estate Award for Excellence in Military Journalism).
- Parhedros: The Tunnels of Sethir. (Genre: Fantasy Role-Playing Adventure). Laurion Studio, 2007.
- Risqué Renee's Vintage View Poker. (Genre: Humor, Casino Games). Laurion Studio, 1999.
- Risqué Renee's Vintage View Slots. (Genre: Humor, Casino Games). Laurion Studio, 1999.
STUDIES, PAPERS & TALKS
- A series of economic studies and surveys prepared in 2010 for Main Street First, a civic group in Little Falls, NY:
- An Initial Assessment of the Potential Economic Impact of the Proposed Quarry Project: Little Falls, New York
- A Survey of the Economic Impact of the Big M Supermarket Operating in the Downtown Business District of Little Falls, New York
- A Summary of the Community Vision Survey Conducted in August, 2010, Little Falls, New York
- "Y1K to Y2K: Resonances with the Past." History Forum on Millennialism Past and Present. University of Alabama in Huntsville, October, 1999.
- "The Post-Apocalyptic Marian Age and the Spirit of Counter-Reform in the Church." Conference on the Madonna at the Millennium: Apocalyptic and Millennial Themes in the Culture of Marian Apparitions. Center for Millennial Studies, Boston, February 1999.
- "The Peace of God, Church Reform, and Communes." Conference on the Apocalyptic Year 1000. Center for Millennial Studies, Boston, November 1996.
- "Sharing Treasure and Sharing Peace: Gift-Exchange and the Ideological Construction of the Early Medieval Polity." Conference on Medieval Transformations. Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, May 1996.
- "Satan Unbound in Flanders: Eschatology and the Rehabilitation of the Ideology of Peace in the Aftermath of the Murder of Charles the Good." Conference on Medieval Transformations. Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands, May 1996.
- "From Golden Age to Day of Wrath: The Eschatological Framework of Carolingian History in the Mid-Ninth Century." Society for French Historical Studies Annual Meeting. Boston, March 1996.
- "Eschatological Representation and the Ideology of Power in Some 12th Century Accounts of the Murder of Charles the Good." Conference on Representation and Interpretation in the 12th Century. Canisius College, Buffalo, April 1995.
ABSTRACT OF SERVICE
- Advisory Council, The Catholic Center of the Good News Foundation, Utica, NY. A foundation dedicated to fostering evangelism.
- Coordinator, The Schola Network, Utica, NY. An organization promoting and funding educational enrichment programs and activities for at-risk youth in the inner-city of Utica, NY.
- Infrastructure Committee, Community Health Improvement Program, and Co-Chair, Dental Health Improvement Project, Utica, NY. A joint effort of the Mohawk Valley Network of Health Care Providers, independent health-care practitioners and local, grass-roots organizations to forge long-term solutions to improving the access of the economically-poor and the "working poor" to quality health care.
- Board of Directors, The Abraham House, Utica, NY. Helped establish a charity hospice for the needy and lonely dying of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
- Associate, Center for Millennial Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA. Fund-raising and organizational work for conferences and publications.