- B.A., Kenyon College, 1995
- M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004
David Puts is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and is co-funded by the Penn State Children, Youth, and Family Consortium. His research focuses on the development and evolution of human sexuality and sex differences. He was the 2004 recipient of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society New Young Investigator Award and was elected full member of the International Academy of Sex Research in 2006. Dr. Puts is also Consulting Editor for the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. His research has been featured on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered, and has also been covered, either in print or online, by Pravda, The Guardian,derStandard, Associated Press, Fox News, MSNBC, and USA Today.