David Owen Wesner was educated at the Universities of Indiana, Chicago and Leeds, England, where he obtained a doctorate in philosophy. He has published numerous articles on technology and mental health, including papers in psychiatric journals on infant development and women's liberation. He is a keen student of Islam and mysticism, which he maintains still have much to teach us in a scientific age.
Dr. Wesner is married to Simine Darian, a psychologist who works in the treatment of mental retardation. The Wesners have two children, Cyril and Suphie, students of chemical engineering and linguistics, respectively. He calls them shining stars who are learning how to deal competently with American culture.