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David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Adjunct Instructor

Dave Kaplan is a journalist, educator and founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, a nonprofit organization on the campus of Montclair State University which opened in 1998.

Before establishing the Museum, where he created all the exhibits and year-round public and educational programs, he was a sports reporter and editor with the Associated Press and New York Daily News.  He is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State, and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New Jersey Monthly Magazine. 

Kaplan collaborated with baseball legend Yogi Berra on four books, including the New York Times bestseller, “When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It.”

Currently Teaching

Classics in Sports Journalism

Examine brilliant and fascinating pieces of journalism by some of the greatest American sportswriters.

Classics in Sports Journalism

Examine brilliant and fascinating pieces of journalism by some of the greatest American sportswriters.

Inside ESPN's 30 for 30

In this course for film and sport enthusiasts, interpret and critique the sociocultural significance of ESPN’s 30 for 30 films.

Inside ESPN's 30 for 30

In this course for film and sport enthusiasts, interpret and critique the sociocultural significance of ESPN’s 30 for 30 films.