Dr. Ann D. David


Dr. Ann David is a teacher educator who prepares students to teach in middle and high school. 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 within community-based arts education.

Dr. David is a teacher-consultant with the National Writing Project. She has presented at national conferences, developed and delivered multi-day professional development workshops for teachers, and served as the Associate Director for the Heart of Texas Writing Project in Austin.

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.

Dr. David is also the Curriculum Coordinator for the National Catholic Sisters Project, a Conrad N. Hilton funded project that seeks to increase the visibility of Catholic women religious. As part of this work, Dr. David guides the production of an online curriculum focused on teaching young men and women about Catholic women religious.

Research Interests

  • Teaching writing, thoughtfully adaptive teachers, disciplinary literacy
  • Personal Interests
  • Cooking and reading cooking blogs, farmers’ markets, gardening, 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 & Instruction
Specialization: Language & Literacy Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

M.A., Curriculum & Instruction
Specialization: Language & 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