David Covin

Title:  Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Company:  Blue Nile Press

Location:  Sacramento, CA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2005-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics, Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2010, 2012-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who (1988-1989, 2006-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1990)
  • Recipient, Legacy Award, Sacramento Black History Legacy (2018)
  • Recipient, Legacy Award, Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program (2016)
  • Recipient, Annual Prayer Breakfast Award, Sacramento Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2015)
  • Recipient, Living Legends Award, California Black Chamber of Commerce (2014)
  • Recipient, Award, California State University, Sacramento (2010)
  • Recipient, Presidential Award, Cooper Woodson Community College Award (2009)
  • Recipient, Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists (2006)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (2004)
  • Recipient, Medallion For Education, Sacramento Observer (2003)
  • Recipient, Walter R. Bremond Community Service Award, Sacramento Black United Fund (1998)
  • Recipient, Medal of Honor, Cooper Woodson College (1998)
  • Recipient, John L. Livingston Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award (1992)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, All African People’s Revolutionary Party (1986)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Omega Psi Phi (1982)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Sacramento Area Black Caucus (1976)
  • Grantee, Russell Sage Foundation
  • Grantee, American Philosophical Society
  • Grantee, National Science Foundation
  • Grantee, Ford Foundation
  • Grantee, David Covin Community Library (2004)


  • PhD, Washington State University
  • MA in Political Science, Colorado University
  • BA in Political Science, University of Illinois

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