David Wall Rice is an assistant professor and Principal Investigator of the Identity Orchestration Research Lab in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. The Lab explores expressions of identity balance through engagement, the exploration of varied contexts and personal narratives. David graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned a Doctorate in Personality Psychology from Howard University. With a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, David frequently applies his research to cultural criticism. He is Contributor to the national morning news program The Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, and has also provided commentary for NPR, NBC, MSNBC and his writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Vibe magazine and The Root.com among other media outlets. David’s research in Personality Psychology is sharply focused on identity and self constructs. This is demonstrated in the text Balance: Advancing identity theory by engaging the Black male adolescent and the text-in progress I Ain’t No Joke: Identity negotiation through the narratives of hip-hop lyricism. David lives in Atlanta, GA, is married to photojournalist Mikki K. Harris and spends much of his non-research time with Mikki and their son Biko.