Fellowship Placement: Partners in School Innovation
Education: M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
David began his career as the Middle School English and Computers teacher and K-8 PE coach in an ethnically diverse, under-resourced rural school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to teaching, he coached two basketball teams, administered the Local Area Network, ran the Technology and Book Clubs, started a basketball camp ("Camp Diesel") that raised money for the school's athletic department, and earned his Master's in Secondary Education from the University of Notre Dame's ACE program.Since beginning doctoral work in Psychology and Education at Stanford University, he has conducted research on adolescent development, purpose in life, aggression, and bilingual language development, in addition to mathematical and econometric modeling of education-related phenomena He has also been involved in several projects directly related to education, including professional development days for teachers in Oakland, workshops for students at KIPP:King College Prep, and leading a partnership between SUN Microsystems' Curriki.org initiative and Notre Dame's ACE program, which will provide a dynamic, comprehensive online lesson plan and professional development content management system to under-resourced school districts across the country.