David D. Paige

Associate Professor of Literacy, Bellarmine University

David D. Paige is an Associate Professor of Literacy at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, where he teaches courses in literacy theory, instructional methods, and assessment in the graduate and Ph.D. programs and conducts research on early and adolescent reading topics. Dr. Paige is a past president of the Association of Literacy Researchers and Educators and has worked on multiple school district projects to improve instructional outputs and reading outcomes in students. This work includes the Bellarmine Literacy Project, a four-year, $3 million, 73-school initiative in Jefferson County Public Schools that trained more than 800 K–3 reading teachers. In 2020, Dr. Paige will be making his 14th trip to India as Director of the Thinking Schools Academy, an initiative that has trained 1,500 teachers in instructional strategies to improve reading and encourage critical thinking. Paige’s research has been published in numerous U.S. and international research journals.