Programming Team Graduate Assistant
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
David is a doctoral student in English Studies, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Truman State University in Classics (Latin & Greek) and English with a minor in Ancient History (2012), and his Master of Arts in English (2014) from the same institution. David's dissertation research concerns the use of cultural-historical activity theory to enact queer pedagogy in writing classrooms, and his more general research interests include writing pedagogy, Gay Men's English, and ancient languages.
At Illinois State University, David has taught first-year, intermediate, and advanced writing courses, including composition, honors composition, writing across the disciplines, technical/professional writing, and the graduate seminar in writing pedagogy. In addition, he has taught a general education course on Gay Men's communication and the AIDS crisis, which was developed in part through the CTLT's Instructional Design for Future Faculty program. He served on the Writing Program Leadership Team for three years, two of which as English 101 Coordinator, where he was responsible for training and mentoring new graduate instructors. He has taught extensively using technology platforms.
David became a CTLT graduate assistant in January 2020. As a graduate assistant for the Programming Team, he assists with designing and implementing events and programs focusing on professional development for new faculty members and graduate students who are teaching. Examples include: New Faculty Orientation, Instructional Design for Future Faculty summer workshop, and Future Faculty Development Circles.