David Mitchell began his time at MNE as adjunct faculty, serving for three years before his transition to full-time faculty status in 2010. He received his B.S. with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and an M.S. in anatomy from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1997. He also earned an advanced certificate in Russian studies and is currently working on his master's thesis in anthropology from Mercyhurst. David has a wide range of experience including more than a decade of teaching in post-secondary schools, five years as a director of information technology, and three years as a skeletal curator.