The first Director of Loyola's Center for Science and Math Education, David Slavsky has been a Loyolan since 1982. A faculty member in the Physics and Natural Science Departments, his efforts have been focused on science education on both the undergraduate and pre-college levels. He was co-PI on a 3 year American Astronomical Society project to train K-12 teachers as astronomy teacher resource agent, has worked with the National Faculty's Delta Project, and given numerous lectures at the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and Adler Planetarium. He is currently PI on 9 grants involving science and math education, most of them involving close cooperation with the Office of Math and Science of Chicago Public Schools.
He served in the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office between 1992 and 2006. In that time, he served as Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Associate and Senior Associate Dean of the College, Pre-Health Advisor, and in 2001-2002 was the Acting Dean of the College.
He received his Sc.B in space sciences from Brown University, his M.S. in applied physics from Harvard, and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin.
He has published in the area of stellar and planetary atmospheres.