Dr. David Westenberg
About Dr. David Westenberg

Dr. David Westenberg of Rolla, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of biological sciences at Missouri S&T, has been S&T’s faculty athletics representative since 2013. He served for over 10 years as S&T’s pre-medical advisor participated in the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Fellows program, and was a finalist for the 2018 NCAA Dave Pariser Faculty Mentor Award. In addition to research and teaching, Westenberg is co-advisor of the Missouri S&T iGEM synthetic biology student organization and advisor for the Missouri S&T Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success. He has received numerous awards for teaching and service including the inaugural College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Dean’s Medal in 2021, the University of Missouri System President’s Award for Community Engagement in 2020, and the American Society for Microbiology Carski Award for teaching and student success in 2020.