Dreeben School of Education

Dr. David Campos

David Campos, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Dr. Campos began his education career more than 20 twenty years ago when he started teaching second grade. He later entered graduate school, taught ESL, and worked in corporate training and development. In 1996, he earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin specializing in learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

His first job in academia was at Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), where he was an Assistant assistant Professor professor in the College of Education. There he also served as Director director of the Metropolitan Institute for Teaching and Learning and was Acting acting Assistant assistant Dean dean of Academic academic Affairsaffairs. After earning rank and tenure, he accepted an Associate associate Professor professor of Education education position at UIW.

Dr. Campos’ writings have been published in Principal Leadership, Teachers College Record, Young Children, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Black History Bulletin, among others.

He has written the following books:

Educating Latino Boys

Campos, D. (in press). Educating Latino boys: An Asset Based Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Peer Reviews:

“With passionate concern and a probing insight drawn from experiences as both learner and educator, David Campos deconstructs the complex factors affecting the academic success of Latino boys in our schools today and compels us to embrace the need for change. This book is a must-read for all classroom educators who genuinely want to find solutions to the crippling effects of the achievement gap on the fastest growing subpopulation in our country.” K. Cleveland, Author of Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School.

“David Campos has written a book that will be extremely useful for teachers, educational leaders in general and school level administrators in particular. His careful description of the cultural context of Latino boys is groundbreaking and should awaken all of us. He makes a persuasive case for the need to examine the lived experiences of Latino boys and the implications for policy and practice. His many examples are powerful, imaginative, and supported by data. The book is engaging, fascinating and a solid addition to the literature on the culturally relevant curriculum.” V. Janesick, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of South Florida.

Reaching out to Latino Families

Campos, D., Delgado, R., & Huerta, M.E. (2011). Reaching out to Latino families of English language learners. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Peer Reviews:

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners offers a unique range of guiding principles and ideas that enable school communities to explore, apply, and adapt based on their particular needs, aspirations, and goals for involving Latino parents at school. This book adds to our understanding about how effective school partnerships increase different types of parental involvement that enhance the academic success of the Latino school children and the families they serve.” M. R. Cortez, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Authors David Campos, Rocío Delgado, and Mary Esther Soto Huerta have put together a wonderful guide to help educators reach out to parents of students who are learning English.” School Library Journal

“The book gives lots of ideas of simple ways to connect with Latino families, such as assigning students to research famous Latinos or posting phrases around a school in both English and Spanish. Trabajemos juntos por nuestros niños, for example, translates into English as ‘Let's work together for our children.’ But the book also describes more substantial and coordinated efforts to engage Latino parents, such as identifying community resources to support parents and students and forming a task force to improve Latino engagement.” M.A. Zehr, Education Week

Jump Start Health

Campos, D. (2011). Jump start health! Practical ideas to promote wellness in kids of all ages. New York: Teachers College Press.

Peer Reviews:

“In the rich tradition of a child-centered curriculum, David Campos presents a useful, comprehensive, and clear resource for keeping children physically and psychologically healthy. Providing a rich context for a ‘well being’ perspective, he guides teachers, parents, and the community through understanding the necessity for all adults to ensure a nurturing environment for every age child.” M. Koerner, Dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University.

“This how-to manual is a panoply of original lesson plans and practical strategies for eradicating the poor dietary and exercise habits that are diminishing the health and wellness of our society. This book is a definitive guide for restoring and maintaining one of our most precious commodities: the health and well-being of our children.” L.I. Neal, Dean, College of Education, Northern Illinois University.

“Overall, Campos has written a textbook that is useful and accessible. This book would be a good reference for any physical education or health teacher that works with children. Designed so the reader can move between practical application ideas and theoretical concepts with ease, the book uses both theory and practice to orchestrate a quality lesson. Information is presented in a clear and concise fashion, allowing the reader to come away with a basic understanding of issues in health and wellness…A refreshing component of this book is that it allows the reader to move quickly between the theoretical content and practical application components of each topic.” G. Hushman, Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science, University of New Mexico.

“The core audience for thisfabulous resource includes both educators, students,andanyoneinterested in health and wellness.This curriculumcan be used in lesson planningimmediately (if it wasn’t summer). Also I see the book as required or recommended reading for college students studying education or health…. Jump Start Health! is loaded with ideas for classroom lessons to inspire children and students. It doesn’t read like a dry, boring ‘textbook.’I have found that educational preparation is often focused moreon theorythan on practice. What I like about this book is that it is devoted to instructors who care about these issues and are in front of students every day.”  Sara Wu, Fed up with Lunch Project: The School Lunch Project.

Expanding Waist Lines

Campos, D. (2007). Expanding waistlines: An educator’s guide to childhood obesity. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Understanding Gay

Campos, D. (2005).  Understanding gay and lesbian youth: Lessons for straight school teachers, administrators, and principals. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Peer Review:

“Campos presents an aid for educators, counselors, and administrators to improve their understanding, knowledge, and support skills when working with gay and lesbian youth. He provides facts and statistics, information on development and creating a safe environment, and explains terms, symbols, myths, and histories." Reference & Research Book News.

Practical Ideas

McConnell, K., Campos, D., & Ryser, G. (2005). Practical ideas that really work for English language learners (Evaluation Form and Resource Manual). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Diverse Sexuality

Campos, D. (2003).  Diverse sexuality and schools.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishing.

Peer Review:

“For the wealth, scope, and accessibility of information it provides, Diverse Sexuality and Schools should be added to every academic library’s education reference collection.” G.D. Meyers, ARBA

Sex Youth

Campos, D. (2002).  Sex, youth, and sex education.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishing.

Peer review:

“The author of this book has skillfully condensed a tremendous amount of information into one very usable volume. The work is thoroughly documented, and will provide administrators, teachers, teachers in training, and parents with an excellent overview of the subject. It will also offer researchers an excellent starting point for further study.” J.D. Brown, ARBA

Dr. Campos has traveled to Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, India, France, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and China, but especially enjoys the time he spends with his family between San Antonio, Austin, and his parents’ lake home outside of Marble Falls, Texas.

Email: campos@uiwtx.edu

UIW Office: (210) 283-5029


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