David Campos, Ph.D.Dr. David Campos began his career in education nearly 25 years ago when he started teaching second 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.

Recent Publications

Campos, D., & Knudson, E. (2019). Using film to expand horizons. Educational Leadership, 76(4), 73-78.

Campos, D., & Fad, K. (2018). 5 Steps to individualized writing instruction. ASCD Express, 14(5)

Campos, D. (2018). The essentials of welcoming classroom for English language learners. ASCD In Service

Campos, D. (2018). An instructional approach to exploring poverty and immigration: Three children’s books that pack a punch. Intersections, 2(1), 34-44.

Campos, D. (2018). Understanding transgender students. Helping transgender students feel accepted starts with understanding. American School Board Journal, 3(205), 52

Perez, K.A., & Campos, D. (2018). Recommendations for treating Latinos in Travis County. TCMS Journal, 64(2), 22-23.

Campos, D. (2018). Honoring the voice of Clementine Hunter: A guide for comprehensible and relevant lessons. Black History Bulletin, 81(1), 23-28.

Campos, D., & Delgado, R. (2017). How principals can help teachers of ELLs. Principal Leadership, 18(10), 22-23.

Campos, D. (2017). Battling the bullying of LGBT students. Social Education, 81(5), 288-295.

Campos, D., & Moore, M.R. (2017). The lasting effects of the UT Austin tower Massacre. In M.R. Moore and C. Sabo-Risley (Eds), Play in American life: Essays in honor of Joe L. Frost. Bloomington, IN: Archway Publishing.

Research Interests

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

Personal Interests

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


“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

Awards and Accomplishments 

Published books

  • Learning from Latino Role Models (2016, Rowman & Littlefield)
  • The Writing Intervention Toolbox (2014, ASCD) with Kathy Fad
  • Educating Latino Boys (2013, Corwin Press)
  • Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners (2011, ASCD) with Rocio Delgado and Mary Esther Huerta
  • Jump Start Health! (2011, Teachers College Press)
  • Expanding Waistlines (2007, Sense Publishers)
  • Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth (2005, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
  • Practical Ideas that Really Work for English Language Learners(2005, PRO-ED) with Kathy Fad and Gail Ryser
  • Diverse Sexuality and Schools (2003, ABC-CLIO Publishing)
  • Sex, Youth, and Sex Education (2002, ABC-CLIO Publishing)

Contact Information

Dr. David Campos

Courses Taught

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Foundations of Education
  • Teaching Children in the Intermediate Grades
  • Teaching Children in the Primary Grades
  • Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


Ph.D., Education
Specialization: Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

M.Ed., Education
Specialization: Multicultural Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

B.S., Applied Learning & Development
Specialization: Math & Elementary Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas


  • Elementary Math 1-8
    Elementary Self-Contained 1-8