More about David Brose


After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in anthropology and archaeology, David was appointed to the faculty of Case Western Reserve University where he became a tenured Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department. He later taught at Cleveland State University and the University of Toronto.

Following an Inter-Governmental Policy Appointment to the U.S. Department of Interior, he joined the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where he rose to the position of Chief Curator and Coordinator of Research. In subsequent moves David became Vice President of Canada’s largest museum, The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto; President and CEO of the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Lynn Planetarium in Gastonia NC; and Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills MI.

David has been formally recognized by the Society for American Archaeology and the Department of the Interior for his leadership in preserving the nation’s heritage. He is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and is accredited by the National Association of Professional Appraisers. David has been elected to historic preservation agencies, scientific and educational panels, and cultural foundation boards and grant review panels. David has also served as a Museum Assessor for the American Association of Museums accreditation program. In 1996 he was selected to attend the Getty Museum Management Leadership Institute. David is also a member of Sigma Xi, the national honorary scientific research society.

David was founding editor of the Mid-Continental Journal of Archaeology. He has written numerous technical and management studies for not-for-profit cultural and historical organizations, government agencies, and private corporations. He is also the author of over 100 books, professional and general articles and chapters, and public guides and brochures on prehistoric culture and historical archaeology.

David’s clients rely on him for rigorous standards for scholarship and accountability; mastery of both content and theory; and his enduring enthusiasm for building public engagement. Because he expects more, he helps clients and institutions do more. He helps them see more opportunity, envision more orderly progress, and develop more dynamic outcomes.

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