Dave looks forward to this opportunity to expand his service role with SRAI as an at-large member of the SRAI Board of Directors to continue SRAI’s growth in supporting research administration professionals. He welcomes the opportunity to work with the other Board members, share ideas and expand SRAI’s efforts to support research professionals as we transition through COVID-19’s impact on research at our institutions.
Dave has been active with SRAI since 2004. He regularly attends the annual meeting conferences and has been a regular speaker since the Milwaukee Annual Conference in 2005. He joined the ranks of SRAI’s Distinguished Faculty in 2013 and was renewed in 2016 for the second 3-year term. He has served as a co-track chair of the Research Law track and the associated program committee of the annual conference since 2010. He has been a member of the Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC) and its subcommittee which reviewed Distinguished Faculty and Speaker Bureau applications, and currently serves as one of the reviewers for the Research Law Certificate.
During his career, Dave has been both a research administrator as well as legal counsel in support of research. He currently is Senior Associate University Counsel at the University of Louisville (UofL). He provides legal support for sponsored research, technology transfer/commercialization, intellectual property, research integrity/research misconduct, open records, conflict of interest, human subjects’ research, biosafety, privacy, information security, institutional compliance, distance education, international memoranda of agreements, technology related procurement, research foundation (ULRF) personal services contracts and university policy review. Dave began his career at UofL in the information technology organization including positions in database management, administrative computing, technical support, information security and account management, and multiple project management and leadership roles. He moved to research administration in late 2000 with a joint appointment with University Counsel. He established the Office of Industry Contracts within research administration serving as its Director from 2001-2013. His Industry Contracts team reviewed and negotiated sponsored research agreements, clinical trials, service agreements, and other research contracts with industry including SBIR and STTR programs. In September 2013, Dave transitioned full time to Counsel’s office initially as Assistant University Counsel, then Associate University Counsel and now Senior Associate University Counsel.
He also has a part time adjunct appointment in the Computer Engineering and Computer Science department co-teaching a class focusing on ethics and legal issues in information technology.
In addition to his activities with SRAI, Dave has been both a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) CLE Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer Workshop Planning Committees and a speaker in the 2014, 2016 and 2018 workshops. He is currently helping plan a virtual workshop for November 2020. He also made multiple presentations and/or conducted workshops at Model Agreements and Guidelines International (MAGI) Clinical Research Conferences (2005-2015).