David Strukel, Ph.D.

Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center For Integrated Entrepreneurship

Dave Strukel


David Strukel began in radio by playing country music on his hometown radio station. He then continued in radio and television in Canton (OH), Dover (OH), Wooster (OH), and Akron. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Strukel has pivoted in his career several times: from radio and television to teaching communications to Director for the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship.

As director, Strukel plans and executes programming for this Center of Distinction. He also continues to teach communication classes and hosts the podcast “Inside the Athlete’s Mind,” available on SoundCloud.

In 2014, Strukel was inducted into the Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services Hall of Fame in 2014 as the Recent Graduate Award winner. In 2019, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator.


  • B.A., Radio-TV-Film, Bowling Green State University, 1993
  • M.Ed., Education, Kent State University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, 2016

Research Interests

  • Nontraditional students in graduate school
  • Teen pregnancy and the media

Fun Facts

  • Strukel has run 12 marathons and several half marathons.
  • Strukel’s fantasy football team, the Massillon Hitmen, won the league championship in 2017. It was the first time he won the title since being in the league over 20 years.
  • Strukel’s family has a rare achievement. Mary (mother) never missed a day of school, K-12. Both he and his older brother also had perfect attendance.
  • Strukel’s favorite sports teams are: the Massillon Tigers, the BGSU Falcons, the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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