FacebookFeedBlitzGoogle PlusTwitterYouTube

Biography

David Selby was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received B.S. and M.A. degrees from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.

He is an honorary member of the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center's Advisory Board, has worked with the Governor's Honor Academy, and has made many guest appearances around the state of West Virginia.

David is a member of the Cleveland Play House Hall of Fame, and, in 1999, he received the Millennium Recognition Award from The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. David and his wife, Chip, fund a guest artist series at West Virginia University.

In 1989, he was honored as a distinguished alumnus of West Virginia University, and, in May 1992, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Communications and Fine Arts at Southern Illinois University. He was given the first Life Achievement Award from the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts in 1998, and he received an honorary doctorate from West Virginia University in 2004.

David and Chip ran a summer children's musical theatre in New York for ten years before moving to Los Angeles. He has directed numerous programs with youth and has volunteered with scouting and youth sports programs. David serves on several nonprofit boards in Los Angeles and is very active in his local church.

The Selbys have three children.

 

David Selby