- Ph.D. Mass Communication, Indiana University
- M.A. Journalism, Indiana University
- B.S. Radio-Television, Ithaca College
- Interim Executive Associate Dean, School of Journalism, IUPUI
- Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, School of Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington
- Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Assistant Professor, Communication Department, Stanford University
- KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, Calif. Writer and reporter
- WWDC, AVCO Broadcasting, Washington, D.C. Government reporter covering Capitol Hill, the White House, D.C. city government and the Maryland state house. WWDC was the Washington bureau for AVCO television stations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Indianapolis and San Antonio.
- WFBR, Baltimore, Md. General Assignment Reporter with major responsibilities covering city hall and the police beat. Also covered the Maryland legislature.
Numerous journal articles covering areas of interest including the role of media in election campaigns, public opinion, and processing television news. Three of the most recent are:
- Grabe, M.E. and Dan Drew, “Crime Cultivation: Comparisons Across Media Genres and Channels,” Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, March 2007, pp. 147-171.
- Dan Drew and David Weaver, “Voter Learning in the 2004 Presidential Election: Did the Media Matter?” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Spring 2006, pp.25-42.
- David Weaver and Dan Drew, “Voter Learning and Interest in the 2000: Did the Media Matter?” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Winter 2001, pp. 787-798.