Detailed Information for David Barbosa

Dr. David Barbosa 
College of Education, West
 » Project BOW Director
Office Location
Ferguson Hall 305 
Voice: (940) 397-4800
Fax: (940) 397-4694

Contact Information

My Websites


-Education/School Leadership

-School Business/Finance Management

-District/School Organization and Management

-Culturally Proficient Leadership

-Bilingual/Multicultural Education

-Human Diversity


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2011 EDLE 5653    Building School Communities For Diverse Learners    Ferguson Hall 303

Tuesdays from 5:30-8:20 PM.

Details Spring 2011 EDBE 3213    Concepts/Foundations of Bilingual Education    Prothro-Yeager Hall 203

Tuesdays from 4:30-7:20 PM.

Details Fall 2010 EDBE 5013  180  History, Politics, and Law in Bilingual Education     Dillard College of Business Administration 328

Tuesdays-5:30-8:20 PM.

Details Fall 2010 5643  170  School Business Management    Ferguson Hall 303

Mondays- 5:30-8:20 PM.

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Wichita State University Master of Education Dec 18 1972 12:00AM 
The University of Oklahoma Doctor of Philosophy Jul 30 1982 12:00AM 
Friends University Bachelor of Arts May 27 1968 12:00AM 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Haysville Public Schools, Haysville, KS  Junior High Teacher  August, 1968  June, 1971
 Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS  Coordinator of Human Relations  August, 1971  July, 1976
 The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK  Graduate Assistant, Doctoral Student  August, 1976  August, 1979
 United Independent School District, Laredo, TX  Superintendent  August, 1993  June, 1996
 Lawton Public Schools, Lawton, OK  Superintendent  August, 1996  July, 1998
 Grand Prairie Independent School District, Grand Prairie TX  Superintendent  August, 1998  December, 2006
 Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX  Associate Professor  January, 2007  Present
 Lake Havasu Public Schools, Lake Havasu City, AZ  Superintendent  July, 1982  June, 1987
 Los Alamos Public Schools, Los Alamos, NM  Superintendent  July, 1987  June, 1993
 Eagle County Public Schools, Eagle, CO  Assistant Superintendent  September, 1979  June, 1981

Research and Publications

  • Author/Director of Project BOW (Bilingual Opportunity Window) a Bilingual/ESL Teacher Training Program directed by Midwestern State University in collaboration with the Region 9 Education Service Center, member districts, and the Wichita Falls Independent School District. It is a comprehensive five year teacher training program totaling 1.5 million dollars. The program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education; National Professional Development Program. 
  • Co-Researcher- Midwestern State University Research Grant: "A Feasibility Study to Examine the Advisability of Designing and Implementing a Principal Center in the west College of Education."
  • Publication: M. Burger and D. Barbosa, "Improving Teacher Expertise Through Collaboration: System Solutions Required", Texas Study of Secondary Education Volume XVII, No. 2, Spring 2008, p. 39-41.
  • Coauthor: To Live In Two Worlds; A Handbook for Oklahoma School Administrators On Implementing Bilingual Education Programs, Oklahoma State Department of Education.