As director of research communications, Dave oversees production of news, features, publications, and outreach programs that tell the story of research and creative discovery at Penn State. His responsibilities include Research/Penn State magazine, the Research and Discovery Newswire, and the Research Unplugged and Research On the Road conversation series. A science writer at the University for more than 25 years, Dave has reported on environmental change from the Brazilian Amazon, the Mediterranean diet from Rome, and nuclear fallout in the shadow of Fukushima. He served as editor of Research/Penn State magazine from 2003 to 2014.
Dave holds a master of fine arts degree in English and a B.A. in journalism and political science, both from Penn State.