David Chroust earned his PhD in history at Texas A&M University in 2009, where he is on the library faculty. In 1991, he earned his MLS in library science and in 1984, a BA in economics at Kent State University in Ohio. He curates French, Russian and other special collections at Texas A&M Libraries. His research and teaching are in migration studies and global Web-based media. David is interested in working on outreach to younger scholars and artists in the new Czech and Slovak diaspora in the United States and around the world.