Dave joined HMRI in April 2014 as the assistant to Dr. Marie Csete. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in rural Central PA (many of his classmates were hunters and farmers). He is one of 10 children and first found success as a writer in high school when he was chosen as “Reporter of the Year” by his local hometown newspaper, The Huntingdon Daily News (Huntingdon, PA). Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Grove City College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Regent University where he was voted “Outstanding Student” by his peers in the College of Business. While at Regent, he also served as Co-Chair of the Student Council.
Dave brings a flair for effective and efficient communication to HMRI’s research administration from his many years of experience as an operational internal auditor when he conducted business process analysis and reengineering projects domestically and internationally. He studied Mandarin for one year in Beijing and taught international business courses at three universities in China. One summer, he helped design and pilot a total immersion English program for more than 500 students at Peking University. Dave has a passion to “help the world work better–for all of us,” and, in that vein, published his first “Smart Way” book entitled “The Smart Way to Deal with Stupid People” in 2013.
In 2014, Dave presented a poster on his book at the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International Annual Meeting in San Diego. He is married to Beth, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and they have one daughter, adopted from China.