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 General Inquiry, Teaching, and Assessment. His research interests include instructional technology, reflective thinking, web-enhanced learning, and portfolio assessment. He is the West Region Representative for 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 Summer 2015.

Current Projects

Researching methods for integrating portfolio and performance assessments
Representing the School of Education as a board member for AILACTE
Co-authoring an article on social studies and Common Core standards

Previous Projects

Creating materials to assist teacher candidates in completing edTPA
Presenting at Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference
Using screen capture feedback to improve student achievement