27bed93Dave Copeland is a communications studies professor at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts focusing on new media, cyberculture and digital media. He was previously a journalist, covering a wide range of topics for the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Dow Jones News Service and ReadWriteWeb, among other publications.

51Q69-6cUDL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Copeland’s first book, Blood & Volume: Inside New York’s Israeli Mafia (Barricade, 2007) marked the first time a journalist gained inside access to the brutal crime syndicate that operated in the 1980’s. Blood & Volume was the 2011 First Runner-Up, Legacy Nonfiction category of the Eric Hoffer Awards for Independent Books. Publisher’s Weekly called the book a “thrilling guts-and-glory look inside the Israeli organized crime machine of 1980s New York City…The wild ride Copeland unfurls has all the insane highs and lows an audience familiar with Blow and Wiseguy expects, and they don’t disappoint…a story so entertaining that, were it not rooted in such ably handled characters—at once despicable, pitiable and human—it might be unbelievable.”

In addition to his work at Bridgewater State University, Copeland teaches in the expository writing program at Bentley University. He holds a M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Goucher College in Baltimore (2006) and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1996).

Copeland is available for speaking and consulting engagements on a wide range of topics, including new media and social media strategy for businesses.  Please use the Contact page for all inquiries.