David Herman

David Herman, Ph.D.  

Clinical Assistant Professor, ESOL/Bilingual Education

David Herman





David Herman, Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of ESOL and Bilingual Education at the University of Florida. He holds a BA in Elementary Education, MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and PhD Language, Literacy, and Technology.

Dr. Herman has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language overseas including a year in Beijing, China at a language center and four years in elementary and junior high schools across Taiwan. He spent three years with the Fulbright Taiwan program training and advising English Teaching Assistant (ETAs) grantees and assisting local schools in developing bilingual education programs. Dr. Herman is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and participated in the Critical Languages Scholarship program studying advanced Mandarin in Qingdao, China.

His international experience also extends into Europe where he taught at the University of Tartu Narva College in Estonia as an English Language Fellow and as a Virtual English Language Specialist supporting English teachers across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Türkiye as they adapted to online teaching strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Herman's research interests center around technology-enhanced language teaching and learning, online teacher professional development, and teacher education.


  • School of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests

Bilingualism and Biliteracy, Blended Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Diverse Learners, Dual Language Learners, ESOL, Elementary Education, International Education, Language and Literacy Development, Online and Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Technology, Web 2.0 Technologies


  • Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Technology, Washington State University, 2019
  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Eastern Washington University, 2010
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, Washington State University, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Egbert, J., Shahrokni, S.A., Zhang, X., Herman, D., Yahia, I., Mohamed, A., AlJarih, F., Ezeh, C., Borysenko, N., & Lopez-Lopez, S. (2020). Revisiting gaps in the CALL literature. In B. Zou & M. Thomas (Eds.), Recent Developments in Technology-enhanced and Computer-assisted Language Learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Herman, D. (2020). Building a balanced language program: An introduction to Nation’s four strands. Estonian Association of English Teachers Journal, 57(1), 1-6.
  • Herman, D. (2020). A Review of Pathways: Listening, Reading, and Critical Thinking (2018). Mitmekeelse Hariduse, 5(1), 48-49. https://www.narva.ut.ee/sites/default/files/nc/haridus5_web.pdf Egbert, J., Shahrokni, S. A., Zhang, X., Yahia, I. A., Borysenko, N., Mohamed, A. F. S., Herman, D., Lopez-Lopez, S., Ezeh C. (2018). Planning for future inquiry: Gaps in the CALL research. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT). 8.2. 39-59. IGI Global.
  • Egbert J., Herman, D., & Chang, A. (2018) Flipped instruction in CALL: Exploring principles of effective pedagogy. In Zou, B., & Thomas, M. (eds.). Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology into Contemporary Language Learning and Teaching. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
  • Herman, D. & Chang, A. (2017). Taiwan for teachers. In J. Egbert & G. Ernst (Eds), Views from Inside: Languages, Cultures, and Schooling for K-12 Educators (Literacy, Language, and Learning) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
  • Chang, A. & Herman, D. (2016). Engaging English learners in remedial education through task-based instruction. Proceedings from Instructional Innovation International Conference: Supporting Students in Remedial Education. New Taipei City, TW: TKU Center for Teacher Education.
  • Egbert, J., Herman, D., & Lee, H.G. (2015). Flipped instruction in ELL teacher education: A design-based study in a complex, open-ended learning environment. The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, 19.2, 1-23. Retrieved from http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej74/a5.pdf
  • Herman, D. & Chang, A. (2015). Video-aided instruction. In G. Scarlett (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management (pp. 702-704). Singapore: SAGE Publication, Inc.
  • Chang, A. & Herman, D. (2015). Chinese classroom management. In G. Scarlett (Ed.) SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management. (pp. 137-139). Singapore: SAGE Publication, Inc.
  • Egbert, J., Herman, D., & Chang, A. (2014). To flip or not to flip? That's not the question: Exploring flipped instruction in technology supported language learning environments. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Technology, 4.2, 1-10. Retrieved from http://www.irma-international.org/viewtitle/114192/
  • From Digital to Physical: Interlacing Pedagogies by Blending Technology and Tradition (2022) Maryland TESOL Conference. Salisbury, MD. Co-presenter: M. Gleason.
  • Co-Teaching CLIL: Rethinking Co-Teaching Models for a CLIL Context. (2022) TESOL Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. Co-presenters: C. Schroeder, M. Gilmore, J. Yang.
  • Supporting 21st-Century Skills Through a Balanced Approach to Language Teaching (2019) Annual ELT In-service Training Seminar. University of Tartu Narva College. Narva, Estonia.
  • Engaging English Learners in Remedial Instruction Through Task-Based Instruction (2016) Instructional Innovation International Conference: Supporting Students in Remedial Education. Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan. Co-presenter: A.C. Chang.
  • When East Meets West: A Look into the Challenges Met by Chinese Students when Entering the American Classroom (2008) WAESOL (Washington state ESL conference): Highline Community College, Seattle, WA.