David Pettigrew is a Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) where he has taught since 1987. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Yale University Genocide Studies Program. He also serves as an International Expert Team Council Member of the Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada. On October 7, 2012, Professor Pettigrew served as a credentialed International Observer for the municipal elections in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Professor Pettigrew has presented lectures about the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina in recent years, including at the Philosophy Department and Peace Studies Program, Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore); the Philosophy Department, University of North Texas; the Cultural Studies PhD Program, Trent University, Canada; the Yale University Genocide Studies Program Seminar; and at the Summer University Srebrenica, Potočari Memorial Center, Bosnia.