David Farina

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Professor Dave Explains
David Farina during a debate with James Tour at Rice University
Personal information
David James Farina
Nationality American
Website professordaveexplains.com
YouTube information
  • 2.51 million (main channel)
  • 2.61 million (combined)
Total views 239 million
100,000 subscribers
1,000,000 subscribers

David James "Dave" Farina, also known as Professor Dave, is an American science educator and YouTuber. He received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Carleton College in 2005 before receiving a Masters in science education from California State University Northridge.

In January of 2015, he started "Professor Dave Explains", aiming to create educational videos for all subjects with a focus on making them succinct and with animation that aids in comprehension. He later received his MA in science education from Cal State after pursuing it in 2018, as the education would allow him to make higher quality educational YouTube videos.

"Professor Dave Explains" has over 239 million views. He has videos ranging from economics, psychology, and much more. In March 2021, he released a book called Is This Wifi Organic to mixed reviews.


Nation Name of Award Date of Awarding
 Cycoldia Designation of Honour[1] 23 December 2023


  1. Office of the Summi Imperatoria Presenting of Personal Designation of Honour (David Farina) (Retrieved 23 December 2023)