David joined the Rhetoric Department in 2015. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, with a focus on writing process, critical reading, and feminism.
He writes the “Pedagogy Unbound” column for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae site. Every two weeks, the column offers college instructors practical advice, informed by research, on how to create more effective student-centered classrooms. He edits pedagogyunbound.com, an online space for college teachers to share their most valuable teaching tips. He is writing a book, currently titled The Missing Course: Everything They Didn’t Teach You About Pedagogy in Grad School.
After receiving his PhD in English from University College London, David published The Major Phases of Philip Roth (Continuum, 2011). He has published on Roth and other American writers in such publications as the Guardian, the Journal of Modern Literature, Critique, Saul Bellow Journal, the Times Literary Supplement, Jewish Quarterly, and The Edinburgh Companion to Modern Anglophone Jewish Fiction. More recently, he co-edited, with Aimee Pozorski, the collection Roth After Eighty: Philip Roth and the American Literary Imagination (Lexington, 2016).