Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work
BSW, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
In 2011, David developed and has continued teaching the first human trafficking class at a four-year university in Michigan. He has mentored students in their research and presentations at the undergraduate symposium on human trafficking issues since 2014.
He and former students established a human trafficking student organization: ‘Unmasked,’ for which he is the faculty advisor. He has assisted the state of Michigan on re-writing protocols for foster care youth and human trafficking. Dave also developed and executed ‘Train the Trainer’s’ on human trafficking in Jamaica, while on an alternative spring break international service-learning trip. He has currently provided training over 70 times on human trafficking issues.
David has also presented at over 100 conferences/trainings on issues from fatherhood matters, children’s rights in divorce situations, never-married parents’ issues, child custody and human trafficking.
He was the co-founder of the first Fatherhood Collaboration in the state of Michigan and he has served as a board member or on advisory committees for numerous organizations such as Head Start, Children’s Right Council, Men’s Health Network, Healthy Marriage/Healthy Relationships, Intentional Living Collective and Sparrow Freedom Project.