Faculty Bio


David T. Polk, Ph.D.

Professor, Behavioral Science/Sociology


  • B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College (1970)
  • M.A., Kent State University (1972)
  • Ph.D., Catholic University of America (1981)


  • Institute for Applied Social Research - Co-Coordinator


  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II and Statistics
  • Population Trends
  • Criminology

Research Interests

  • Professionalism in the Workplace, York College of Pennsylvania
  • New Product Development, Case New Holland
  • Police-Community Relations, York City, PA Police Department
  • Orthopedic Patient Satisfaction Study, Susquehanna Health
  • Who’s Who in the Susquehanna Valley, Innovative Designs & Publishing


  • Rotary Foundation District Service Award, Rotary International, 2008
  • Professional Service and Leadership Award, York College Alumni Association, 2007
  • Citizen’s Commendation for Meritorious Service, York City, PA, 2000
  • Service Award, Knights of Columbus, 2000
  • Community Leader Award, York County Teen Pregnancy Coalition, 1998


  • Rotary Foundation Committee, Chair
  • Rotary Club of York, Board Member