David has directed the Survey Research Center since 2002. He is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. He is also a statewide specialist with the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service and works in the areas of cooperatives and rural development.
David received his doctorate in agricultural economics from Michigan State University, his masters degree in food research from Stanford University and his bachelors degree in history and economics from the University of California at Davis.
David is married to Kris Allen, a native of Sydney, Australia, and has two sons Colin and Jeffrey.