About David Gooblar


I teach, I teach teachers to teach, I write about teaching, I teach about writing, and sometimes I even write about writing.

I’m currently Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Temple University.

I’m the author of The Missing Course (Harvard UP, 2019) and The Major Phases of Philip Roth (Continuum, 2011), and the co-editor, with Aimee Pozorski, of Roth After Eighty: Philip Roth and the American Literary Imagination (Lexington, 2016). Since 2013, I’ve written a regular column on college teaching for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

I’ve taught Rhetoric and writing and American literature for many years, most recently at the University of Iowa, where I was a lecturer in the rhetoric department for four years.

I split my time between Philadelphia and Iowa City. I like to cook, write pop songs, and spend time with my family. I tweet too much at @dgooblar.

Drawing by Emma Hartke

Drawing by Emma Hartke