Schmitz, David

Phone: 740-597-3138
Department: 740-593-4575
Fax: 740-593-4577
Office: Room 190 Convocation Center
Mailing Address:
155 Gordy Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701 USA


Master of Arts degree in TESOL from Southeast Missouri State University (2011)
Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in religion studies from Southeast Missouri State University (2007)

Areas of Professional Interest

Composition Pedagogy
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Oral Debate


“Peter Elbow: Apostle of Freewriting”
Helix: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
Volume 10, 2012

Teaching Grammar Subversively (Poster Presentation)
Graduate Student Forum of the 2011 National TESOL Convention

“Software Piracy: Permissible or Pernicious?” (Co-authored with C.A. Cowen)
2006 National Technology and Social Science Conference

Et cetera

My career in teaching ESL/EFL began in the summer of 2007 when my wife I moved to South Korea to teach English together at a private language academy.  In the fall of 2008, I was hired as an adjunct instructor for Southeast Missouri State University’s Intensive English Program.  Consequently, I began my graduate studies in TESOL soon thereafter.  During this time, I taught IEP courses, main university composition classes, and tutored ESL students at a local private high school.

After I earned my M.A. in TESOL, I was hired as an adjunct instructor for Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Intensive English Program.  Then in the fall of 2011, I joined the Ohio Program of Intensive English.

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