David directs the office of News & Media Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), William & Mary. The office is responsible for media relations, media monitoring, social media, print and web design, and web implementation services for on-campus audiences.
David has been at VIMS since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Earth Science from the University of California and began his career in science communications with a AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship at the Dallas Morning News. Before coming to VIMS, David was Science Communications Manager for the Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science. Before that he developed earth-science software for K-12 classrooms through Paramount's Computer Curriculum Corporation, now Pearson, Inc.