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Dr. David Campos

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“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Dr. David Campos began his career in education nearly 25 years ago when he started teaching 2nd grade. He later entered graduate school, taught ESL, and worked in corporate training and development. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in learning disabilities and behavior disorders. While at UIW he has supervised student teachers and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, multicultural education, and instructional design and delivery.

Awards and Accomplishments:

Published books:

  • with Kathy Fad, The writing intervention toolbox(2014, ASCD).
  • Educating Latino boys (2013, Corwin Press).
  • with Rocio Delgado and Mary Esther Huerta, Reaching out to Latino families of English language learners (2011, ASCD).
  • Jump start health! (2011, Teachers College Press).
  • Expanding waistlines (2007, Sense Publishers).
  • Understanding gay and lesbian youth (2005, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
  • with Kathy Fad and Gail Ryser, Practical ideas that really work for English language learners. (2005, PRO-ED).
  • Diverse sexuality and schools. (2003, ABC-CLIO Publishing).
  • Sex, youth, and sex education.  (2002,  ABC-CLIO Publishing).

Research areas

The schooling of Latino children, English language learners, Childhood obesity and welfare


International travel and spending time in Austin and at his parents’ lake home

Courses Taught

Foundations of Education

Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Teaching Children in the Primary Grades

Teaching Children in the Intermediate Grades

Culturally Responsive Teaching


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin