Prabu David

Prabu  David
  • Dean
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • PhD, Mass Communications, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MS, Journalism, Ohio University
  • BS, Physics, Loyola College, Chennai, India
  • 404 Wilson Road, Room 287
  • Communication Arts Building
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517.355.3410


Dean’s Notes blog

Personal Website

Current Research

Dean David oversees five academic departments and WKAR Radio and TV. His thoughts and ideas about the college and the future of communication can be found in his blog.

The focus of his research is media and cognition with active projects in multitasking, mobile media and children, and catalyst thinking, which is a form of leadership style that he promotes. 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 and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


  • Communication technology and health
  • Mobile media, designing mobile apps for health outcomes
  • The study of multitasking