David W. Hunter is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Hunter has served in both faculty and administrative capacities in his 30-plus years at Hampton. In 2018 he was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Liberal Arts and Education. In 2000 he was appointed as a University Endowed Professor of Education. A native of Cleveland, Ohio he holds a Bachelors degree from Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio) and a Masters and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, with a doctorate in Exercise Physiology. His research has focused primarily on human performance and physiological comparisons of racial groups relative to athletic performance. He has published articles in such journals as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; International Olympic Committee World Congress in Sport Sciences; and The Journal of African American Men. Additionally, he and his research have been featured in such publications as: Sports Illustrated; Muscle & Fitness; Emerge; The Source Sports; and Runners World. He has presented at professional meetings such as The American College of Sports Medicine; The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; The Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of exercise physiology, kinesiology, fitness, and coaching education. He co-developed the Hampton University Sport Management major and was the sole author of the Kinesiology / Pre-P.T. curriculum. Known as an outstanding instructor, he has been nominated by students and faculty for the Hampton University Distinguished Teaching Award on five different occasions. Dr. Hunter also served as assistant and associate head coach of the Hampton University Women’s Softball team for seven years, during which time the teams had a composite 203 – 68 record and three conference championships. Additionally, he served on the Hampton University Men’s Basketball staff for two seasons, directing their strength and conditioning. The Pirates made the NCAA Division I field of 64 in each of those seasons. David and his wife Carolyn have two children, Makayla and David II. They reside in Hampton, Virginia.