David is a fourth-generation Coloradan and the son of committed public school teachers who grew up on the state’s Western Slope. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate from the University of Colorado system. As director, David provides leadership and support for outreach and engagement activities that connect the university with communities throughout Colorado and beyond. In his current work, David builds upon his experience developing curriculum and coordinating service-learning offerings, and teaching undergraduate courses as an instructor for INVST Community Studies and in CU Boulder's School of Education and Department of Philosophy. His ongoing scholarly work deals with theoretical and methodological issues related to university-community engagement and education policy.