Dr. Prabu David currently serves as the Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. David came to MSU from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (WSU) where he served as Professor of Communication and Associate Dean for Academics since 2010 and played an instrumental role in creating new undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Prior to WSU, he was on the faculty at Ohio State University (OSU) from 1993 to 2010 where he held a number of positions, including Assistant and Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the university’s School of Communication, and Faculty Associate with OSU’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Public Health Preparedness.
His research emphasis is communication technology and health. His current research focuses on mobile media, which involves designing mobile apps for health outcomes and the study of multitasking.
He has served as an investigator or co-investigator on projects funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
David earned a bachelor of science degree from Loyola College, Chennai, India, in 1983; a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1988; and doctoral degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina in 1993.