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David A. Karpf

George Washington University
Assistant Professor
Washington, D.C.
Dave is an Assistant Professor in the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He teaches and conducts research on the internet and political organizations. Dave is the author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is currently working on a second book about analytics and activism. He blogs at shoutingloudly.com and tweets at @davekarpf.

Before entering academia, Dave spent most of his free time with the Sierra Club. He was National Director of their student-run arm in 1999-2000, and served six years on the Sierra Club Board of Directors (2004-2010).

Dave likes talking about the "passive democratic feedback" nonprofits can derive from their analytics. He also likes talking about his dog. If you meet him, you should ask him about both!