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David C. Caverly, Ph.D.

Dr. David C. Caverly
Dr. David C. Caverly

Office: ASBN 401D
Phone: 512.245.3100

Dr. David C. Caverly is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He received a Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1982, a Reading Specialist M.Ed. from Kent State University in 1974, and a B.Ed. in English Education from the University of Toledo in 1970. He has been involved in developmental education for over 35 years teaching reading and/or directing learning centers in a community college, two different four-year colleges, and six universities. He has published extensively in the field with over 80 journal articles, 13 books, 14 grants, and 200 conference presentations. Perhaps he is best known for his column TechTalk in the Journal of Developmental Education, the second edition of a book published in 2009 titled the Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research, and the TIDE (Technology Institute for Developmental Educators) conference he co-directs which is in its 13th year. Since 1989, Dr. Caverly has been Professor of Education at Texas State University, where he directs the developmental reading program and teaches reading and technology classes in the undergraduate and graduate programs within the Curriculum and Instruction Department.