- M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago
- B.A. in History at Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Before joining Princeton, David acquired his B.A. in History at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 2011 and his M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013. He has worked as an instructor teaching Japanese language and history courses at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and Weber State University from 2011-2015. David’s research is centered on social, religious, and legal historical trends of Japan’s late 15th century to its early 17th century. His current research projects focus on the process of regionalization and political legitimacy in Japan’s Warring States period; with a particular emphasis on the province of Ise during the 16th century.