Dr. Ann D. David

Dr. Ann D. David

Associate Professor Office Location: GB Suite 124, Room 125 Phone: (210) 829-3144

Dr. Ann D. David is a teacher educator who prepares students to teach in middle and high school. She currently serves as the Chair of the Undergraduate Council, as well as serving on the board of the Women and Gender Studies Concentration and the Honors Council. Before beginning her doctoral work at UT Austin, Dr. David taught high school English and drama in public and private schools in the Midwest. She also has experience with community-based arts education, working in an art museum and performing arts center, inviting young people into performance and gallery spaces to learn and experience the arts.

She has presented at national conferences with organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of English and the American Education Research Association. Her articles have been published in Teaching and Teacher Education, English Journal and English in Texas. Dr. David develops and delivers multi-day professional development workshops focused on middle and high school reading and writing for districts, schools and teachers across Texas.

Dr. David finds many ways to be involved in her professional organizations. She is a member of the Standing Committee Against Censorship and the Commission on Writing Teacher Education with NCTE. She recently chaired the Intellectual Freedom Award Committee. She is also a member of the Teacher Development Section of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts. Finally, Dr. David serves as the Co-Director for the San Antonio Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project.

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
Specialization: Language and Literacy Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction
Specialization: Language and Literacy Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

B.A., English
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

Cooking and reading cooking blogs, farmers' markets, gardening and long road trips
  • 2022 University Teacher of the Year, Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
  • 2022 UIW Piper Professor
  • 2022 UIW Mission Continues Award for Faith

In 2021, Dr. David was nominated for the Texas Association of Literacy Educators Literacy Leader Award. She has been awarded multiple Faculty Endowment Research Awards, along with Dr. Susan Hall, Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia and Dr. Letitia Harding, to understand how preservice elementary teachers learn to teach writing and understand their own self-efficacy as writers.

From 2016-2020, Dr. David served as the Curriculum Coordinator for Called and Consecrated, an online curriculum available in English and Spanish that explores the lives of women religious. The project was funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The online curriculum is free and available at calledandconsecrated.org.

  • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12, Texas
  • English 9-12, Illinois
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Educational Technology
  • Instructional Design and Classroom Management
  • Learning Theories
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
Teaching writing, thoughtfully adaptive teachers, culturally responsive and sustaining teaching

"While it is not the business of education to prove every statement made, any more than to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, guesses, and opinions; to develop a lively, sincere, and open-minded preference for conclusions that are properly grounded, and to ingrain into the individual's working habits methods of inquiry and reasoning appropriate to the various problems that present themselves."

- John Dewey