John David Landers, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Director of Education and Community Outreach, Special Collections
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5770
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John David Landers' expertise stems from 8 years in Teacher Education as Director of Single Subject Credential Program, single-subject site coordinator, and a K-12 university mentor at Azusa Pacific University as well as 15 years in the K-12 classroom and management experience. Landers has also developed two teaching American history grants totaling 2 million dollars for staff development in American history for K-12 teachers. His current interests revolve around training teachers in K-12 schools to become better prepared to teach history as a separate subject matter. He is also interested in building networks between historians, master classroom teachers, universities, and museums.

Landers has been involved with the National Council for History Education in staff development training sessions across the country. He has also served as a consultant for local school districts, designing staff development and introducing National History Day as a way to engage students in the study of history.


  • Ed.D., Walden University
  • M.Ed., Teaching, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Christian Education and History, Azusa Pacific University


  • Tier I Administration Credential
  • SDAIE certificate, SB1969, Education Code 44253.10, for English Instruction
  • Professional Clear Single Subject: History, Social Science

Academic Area

  • University Libraries


  • Education
  • Grants
  • K-12 Education

Courses Taught

  • EDLS 300 – Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
  • EDLS 496 – Senior Seminar: Education and Professional Ethics