David Osborn has worked as the research coordinator of the UGA Deer Lab since 1993. Previously, he served as a state wildlife biologist in Arkansas and Florida. He earned degrees in wildlife science from Arkansas Tech University and Texas Tech University.
David's primary responsibilities include coordination of all deer lab research as well as operation of the Whitehall Deer Research Facility, where we maintain a captive herd of deer. David oversees research at the captive facility and teaches students skills related to working with captive deer. He also performs many of our program's administrative tasks and works closely with the public. In addition, David is the administrator of this website.