Dr. David Aram Wilson



Visiting Lecturer III



Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies


Describe your research in about 200 words.

My most recent research focuses on the intersection of 21st Century corporate education “reforms” and veteran public school teachers who continue to teach despite their opposition to these “reforms.” Various forms of advocacy on behalf of their students may be an important force behind the resilience and resistance of these teachers and may constitute an area of research that needs more attention. Other future research interests include how and why English-dominant and emergent bilingual students select or are selected for dual-language programs, and the extent to which rural areas in the U.S. with new populations of immigrant students have attempted to address the various educational challenges their students face.


What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

The many cultural, linguistic, and historical insights into public education my Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo students have shared with me and their classmates have proven invaluable in terms of my continued growth as an educator.