David Culver is the comptroller for KWI. He is a founding member of KWI and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Vice President for Research. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale. Dave has been honored as a Fellow and an Honorary Life Member, and with a Certificate of Merit award by the National Speleological Society. His research interests span just about all aspects of subterranean life, and he has published countless journal articles and several seminal books and monographs. His colleagues have named five species in his honor in recognition of his impact on the field. Dave is Professor of Environmental Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C., where he also served previously as Chair of the Department of Biology, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Associate Dean for Sciences. In 2015 he won the KWI Karst Award.