David is the founder of the Inklings of Clemson as well as Inklings Abroad. He completed his dissertation on Tolkien’s theology of creativity, which he uses as teaching material for the trips. Having lived in England while he was working on his doctorate, and having led about twenty Inklings Abroad trips since then, he brings a deep level of experience to our team.
David does the majority of the administration for the trip: making reservations, balancing the budget, and leading informational meetings. He and his wife Michelle, who travels with us when she is able to, live in Clemson, South Carolina with their son Wilson and daughter Elyse.