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David Campos University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

David Campos began his education career more than 20 years ago when he started teaching second grade. He later entered graduate school, taught ESL, and worked in corporate training and development. In 1996, he earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin specializing in learning disabilities and behavior disorders. His first job in academia was at Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) where he was an Assistant Professor in the College of Education. There he also served as Director of the Metropolitan Institute for Teaching and Learning and was Acting Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. After earning rank and tenure he accepted an Associate Professor of Education position at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX). He has written three books grounded in youth sexuality: Sex, Youth, and Sex Education; Diverse Sexuality in Schools; and Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth. And, his most recent books: Expanding Waistlines: An Educator’s Guide to Childhood Obesity and Jump Start Health! Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness to Kids of All Ages serve to educate readers about childhood health. He also co-authored a resource text and evaluation instrument for teachers of English language learners titled, Practical Ideas that Really Work for English Language Learners, and co-authored another titled Reaching Out to Latino Parents of English Language Learners. His peer-reviewed articles focus on constructivist teaching and authentic assessment by way of African American visionaries. David spends his time between San Antonio, Austin, and his parents’ lake home outside of Marble Falls, Texas.