David W. Denton, Ed.D. View David W. Denton's LinkedIn profile is Chair of Graduate Teacher Education and Director of Assessment in the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University. He is currently teaching Introduction to Teaching and Teaching Secondary Social Studies Methods. His research interests include instructional technology, reflective thinking, web-enhanced learning, and portfolio assessment. He is President of AILACTE and previous editor of Curriculum in Context, an ejournal published by Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Before joining SPU, David worked for eleven years as a public school teacher. He has taught a variety of subjects, including mathematics, social studies, language arts, physical education, horticulture, and science to secondary students (grades 6 to 9). He coached eleven seasons in three different sports at the junior high level and he holds National Board Certification in early adolescent mathematics.

David was raised in Eugene and he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Oregon. His doctoral degree is from Seattle Pacific University.

He lives with his wife and three children in Shoreline. His personal interests include ancient Greek language and philosophy, computers, and home improvement.

Vita updated Autumn 2016.

Current Projects

Exploring principles for Working with Adult Learners
Developing an alternative route preparation program
Representing the School of Education as a board member for AILACTE
Co-authoring an article on mentor teacher development

Previous Projects

Creating materials to assist teacher candidates in completing edTPA
Participating in the opening session of AILACTE winter conference
Writing about Common Core and social studies education