David researches and teaches in literacy and children’s literature in education, particularly reading and writing connections. Born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, David was a classroom teacher for eleven years in schools with highly diverse populations. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 2008. Before coming to Lewis & Clark David was an integral faculty member of the Graduate School of Education at Willamette University for two years where he began research on digital literacy. David is also a children’s author and currently is the northwest team leader for the International Reading Association’s Children’s Choice Awards.