David D. Paige (email) is Associate Professor of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. After a 20-year career in business, Dr. Paige began his educational career as a special educator in an urban middle school in Memphis, Tennessee where he taught reading and math for five years to children with mild to moderate learning disabilities in both pull-out and collaborative class settings. Dr. Paige completed his doctoral studies at the University of Memphis under Dr. Robert B. Cooter. Paige’s research interests are framed around literacy issues, particularly those concerning the role of oral reading fluency in adolescent children from poverty. Additionally, Dr. Paige works in urban school settings investigating strategies for improving literacy achievement, instruction, and educational outcomes. Research by Dr. Paige has been published in The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, Reading Horizons, Literacy Research and Instruction, and the Kentucky Reading Journal. As part of his interest in school reform around literacy and instruction, Dr. Paige recently completed a Master’s of Arts degree in Instructional Leadership and School Administration and holds a Kentucky license as a school administrator. Dr. Paige is currently Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Literacy Researchers and Educators (ALER).
David and his wife Elizabeth live in a restored, circa 1890 home in the Butchertown neighborhood of east downtown. David has four sons, Garrett and Taylor who are both serving in the U. S. Army, Cameron who is a student at Bellarmine University, and Logan who is completing high school in Dixie County, Florida.