Washington State University
Dave Brown leads the WSU B.S. in Data Analytics program, reporting to Dean Dewald. He also serves on the leadership team for the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Education and Research (CISER) at WSU. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Dave conducts research on soil sensing, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, geospatial analysis, crop phenomics and precision agriculture with over 30 peer-reviewed publications and over $7 million in competitive grants from the US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and National Science Foundation. For six years, he served as project director for the $4.6 million USDA funded Site-Specific Climate-Friendly Farming integrative, multi-institution project. Previously, Dave worked extensively in East Africa on soil and wetland mapping projects. Dave currently teaches a graduate course in spatial statistics and an introductory Data Analytics survey course. For many years he taught courses in soil science and international agriculture. Prior to pursing an academic career, Dave taught high school science as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji, and promoted energy conservation for the City of Palo Alto Utility department. Dave earned joint bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University, and joint master’s in biometry (applied statistics) and doctorate in soil science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.