Assistant Professor and Department Chair

Undergraduate Departments

  • Education_


  • Ph.D. in educational psychology, Temple University
  • M.Ed. in educational psychology, Temple University
  • M.A.T. in music education, The University of the Arts
  • B.M. in jazz guitar performance, The University of the Arts


David D. Timony holds a PhD in educational psychology and is a teacher, speaker, and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in the classroom. He is a regular presenter at local, national, and online conferences and seminars. David draws upon his life as an artist and musician to bring creativity to his educational work and has been recognized for his approach in creating and developing tailored programs for individuals, groups and institutions. When not at his desk, Dr. Timony enjoys time with his family, practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and chairs the Board of Directors at Miller Rothlein (www.millerrothlein.org).

Dr. Timony's career began as a music educator, studying at The University of the Arts with Dennis Sandole, Gerald Veasley, Sean Deibler and John Blake. There he earned his B.S. in jazz guitar performance and Master of Arts in Teaching. After several years in the classroom, Dr. Timony earned his EdM and PhD in educational psychology from Temple University. Since that time, he has worked as an adjunct assistant professor in the Temple University's Graduate Department of Psychological, Organizational, and Leadership Studies in Education teaching coursework in statistics, research, learning theories and assessment. 

Dr. Timony's personal research focuses on the identification, measurement and development of expertise and high level skills. His dissertation research explored teacher expertise, student perceptions of teacher expertise, and the effect that the interaction of these constructs has on the outcomes for teachers and students. In addition to his work on expertise, Dr. Timony is currently researching the influence of explicit instruction of pro-social strategies on classroom behavior. A regular invitee to national and international conferences, his research has been presented at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Temple University’s Department of Psychological Studies in Education, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Phi Delta Kappa International’s Summit on Teacher Quality and Retention.

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t: 215.489.4124
e: david.timony@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker Hall, third floor
Hours posted on door, vary by semester

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