David Boardman is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Previously, he was Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of The Seattle Times. Under his leadership, The Times won four Pulitzer Prizes. He is a board member and immediate past president of the American Society of News Editors, president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the immediate past chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and a Poynter Ethics Fellow.

Boardman served as a director and president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He is a charter member of the Advisory Board of ProPublica, the investigative-journalism nonprofit. He also serves as a board member for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, based in Sarajevo, Bosnia.