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David's Academic Achievements

David graduated B.A. (English) from Acadia University in 1972 and M.A. (English) from Queen's University in 1979
David has been awarded five honorary doctorate degrees, one each from Queen's University (1994), Acadia University (1995), McGill University (2003), University of Tampa (2004), and State University of New York, Plattsburgh (2005)
On June 6, 2010, David was awarded a Ph. D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his dissertation for the Department of English on the topic of "The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1610."
David is adjunct scientist and member of the National Advisory Board for the Flandrau Science Center in Tucson, on the campus of the University of Arizona, near the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory.
David is Honorary President of the Kingston Centre and of the Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.