About David: After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1970, Dave served two years in the US Air Force as a weatherman (enlisted due to low draft number - remember those?). After that, he has been a career educator in one capacity or another. He spent the 70s as a health education teacher and coach at West Bloomfield High School during which time he also completed master's degree and PhD degrees, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He spent the early part of the 80s as a faculty member at Syracuse University and the University of Georgia, returning to Michigan in the mid-80s as an administrator for the Troy School District where he helped found the Troy Community Coalition. The 90s found Dave working in Washington, DC as head of a national school health evaluation project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He currently is entering his 10th year as a professor at Indiana University (IU), a Big Ten school located in Bloomington, where he chairs a large academic department in the School of Public Health. His career has been devoted to improving child and adolescent health, by initiating, evaluating and preparing others to implement effective prevention programming in schools and communities.
Dave's immediate family consists of spouse Julie, son Nathan and daughter Chloe. Julie is a psychotherapist, Nathan is a junior at IU majoring in business and Chloe is a high school junior who loves singing. (Needless to say, Dave does not plan to retire any time soon.) Approaching the century mark, Dave's mother Esther lives nearby in Bloomington. Since they arrived, most leisure time has revolved around kids and home activities - coaching Little League, helping with lacrosse team and homework, family travel, lawn and garden, etc. Most summer vacations are spent in the very northern part of New York on the St. Lawrence River near Julie's home town. He likes to relax by reading a good book and, on fall afternoons, watching Michigan football - Go Blue!