Dave serves as faculty in the Basque Studies Program and is associate director of the Basque Studies Consortium at Boise State. He received his B.A. in Government from Saint Mary’s College of California in 1969. He received a Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Idaho State University in 1973. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in 1985 with his dissertation focus on education law.