David C. Collins earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Weber State University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Brigham Young University in 2001. After a short stint as an assistant professor at Weber State University teaching forensic science, he worked as an assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado State University - Pueblo from 2003-2006. While in Colorado, he additionally worked summers as a visiting scientist at Palmar Technologies. Currently he teaches chemistry and conducts separation science research at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Publications include both scientific and pedagogical articles, including forensic science educational material. David has a great interest in chemistry pedagogy. He was honored in 2005 with the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and in 2013 with an Exemplary Faculty Award from Brigham Young University - Idaho.