David Brakke

Dean and Professor Emeritus, College of Science and Mathematics
James Madison University

David Brakke is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 1999 to 2016, he was Dean of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University in Virginia. Prior to that he was Dean of Science and Mathematics at Towson University, a Wisconsin Regent’s Distinguished Professor and Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He wrote a column on Science and Society for the Association of Women in Science Magazine for over ten years and was Associate Editor of the journal Limnology and Oceanography for four terms and co-edited a special volume on “Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems”. He has been a Councilor for the Council for Undergraduate Research for almost 20 years. He has been a frequent reviewer for the National Science Foundation across a range of programs, the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations in the U.S., Canada and Northern Europe. Through the Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope, David has been an individual and institutional mentor to faculty and colleges and universities across the U.S. He is the author of many publications on lakes and watersheds, on issues in higher education and on the results of efforts to improve student performance and assessment. He has also served on a wide range of advisory boards.