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, a partnership between climate scientists and (re)insurers 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.