David S. Wiley (born 1935) is professor of sociology at Michigan State University (MSU).
Wiley worked on race relations in Zimbabwe 1961-63 and then conducted research on sociology of urban and rural environments in Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa 1968-2010. From 1968 to 1976 he was a sociology faculty member and director of the African Studies Program (1972–76)at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and from 1977 to 2008 served as director of the MSU African Studies Center and Professor of Sociology - and Acting Chair of the MSU Department of Sociology (2010–11).
He was president of the African Studies Association (1993); Vice-Chairperson of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO; co-chair and co-founder of the Council of National Title VI Centers and the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars. He chaired international committees of the National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Sociological Association. He was a Fulbright