(Enrolled: Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
MA, Community Psychology, University of Alaska (Fairbanks), 1990; BA, Sociology, University of Oregon, 1981
David was the Native American Studies director at Southern Oregon University until his retirement in 2015.
David taught core courses in NAS, offering insight into both the historical perspectives as well contemporary Native American issues. His advocacy efforts for Native American Indian education in Oregon is evidenced by the success of Konaway Nika Tillicum, a residential Native American youth summer academy held on the University campus. This academy is a model program in Oregon and the West Coast. David is a member of the Oregon Indian Education Association, the National Indian Education Association, The National Congress of American Indians and serves as the institutional representative for the Southern Region with the Oregon Indian Coalition on Post Secondary Education.