Dr. Ann D. David

Dr. Ann D. DavidBio

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 and serves 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.

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. Dr. David has also developed and delivered multi-day professional development workshops for districts, schools and teachers across Texas. Finally, she serves as the Co-Director for the San Antonio Writing Project.

Awards and Accomplishments

Dr. David was nominated for the Presidential Teaching Award at UIW. She was also awarded a Faculty Endowment Research Award to explore preservice physical education teachers' beliefs about literacy and literacy practices during their health and fitness routines and to study preservice teachers’ writing beliefs and practices.

Dr. David is also the Curriculum Coordinator for Called and Consecrated: An online curriculum exploring the lives of women religious. The project was funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The online curriculum, available in both Spanish and English, can be found at calledandconsecrated.org.

Research Interests

  • Teaching writing, thoughtfully adaptive teachers, culturally responsive and sustaining teaching

Personal Interests

  • Cooking and reading cooking blogs, farmers’ markets, gardening and long road trips


"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

Contact Information

Dr. Ann D. David
Associate Professor
(210) 829-3144

Courses Taught

  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Educational Technology
  • Instructional Design and Classroom Management
  • Learning Theories
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education


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


  • English 9-12, Indiana
  • English 9-12, Illinois