Dr. David J. Horn Profile

Dr. David J. Horn is an Associate Professor of Biology at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and the Director of the National Bird-Feeding Society.  He earned his B.A. in Biology from Hiram College, M.S. in Biological Sciences from University of Mississippi, and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Iowa State University. 

David has been a professor at the college level for over 10 years. During that time, he has published over 15 peer-reviewed articles and coordinated grants totaling over $1,000,000. His research and education projects focus on wild bird feeding; impact of wind turbines, television towers, and windows on bird populations; and habitat loss and fragmentation impacts to grassland, wetland, and forest bird populations.

David became a Coleman Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow in fall 2009.  Since that time, he has taught the course "Creating a Scientific Business Venture" to science and business students.  The course is designed to introduce science students to entrepreneurship and to provide students with opportunities to develop science ventures.  He is currently investigating ways that the course can further promote innovation and the invention of products that can be brought to the market place.