Dr. Davis taught elementary grades (1990-1994), came to Campbellsville University (1994), and taught in the School of Education at Campbellsville University (2001-present). Her research interests are in the areas of literacy and gifted education which provided the desire to pursue further educational goals.
Doctor of Philosophy, Capella University, 2015
Emphasis in Professional Studies in Education
Rank I, Campbellsville University, 2011
Emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education
Master of Arts, Campbellsville University, 1999
Master’s Research Project: Brain Based Research
Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky, 1989
Emphasis in Elementary Education (K-6)
Davis, D. (2020). The power of positive thinking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinar presentation, June 24, 2020, Carmel College, Mala Thrissur District in Kerala, India.
Davis, D. (2019). Literacy matters: The critical role of teachers impacting the literate lives of students. Hawaii International Conference of Education (HICE), January 5-9, 2019, Hilton Hawaiian Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Davis, D. (2018). Empowerment of women. Online Presentation, Carmel College, Mala Thrissur District in Kerala, India.
Davis, D. & Parker-Waldrupe, A. (2017). Beulah Campbell children’s literature archival collection: Student research blog. Poster Presentation at the Council of Independent Colleges Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, September 7-9, 2017, Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Allen, L. & Davis, D. (2016). Teacher educator perceptions of literacy instruction practices. Presentation at the Kentucky Reading Association Fall Conference, October 28, 2016, The Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky.
Davis, D. & Parker-Waldrupe, A. (2016). Beulah Campbell children’s literature collection in digital format. Presentation at the Council of Independent Colleges Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, September 8-10, 2016, Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Davis, D. (2011). Core function of professional development: Improvement of teaching and learning. Rank I Culminating Project Presentation at Campbellsville University.
Davis, D., & Top, A. (2010). Integrating ESL students with mainstream students. Presentation at the Fall Conference of the Southeast Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Miami, Florida.
Davis, D., & Ennis, B. (2010). Preparation of pre-service teachers for P-12 diverse learning experiences. Poster Presentation at the Annual Winter Hawaii International Conference of Education (HICE). Honolulu, Hawaii.
Davis, D. (2010). Leading with soul: An uncommon journey of spirit and reflection of school leadership. Oral Presentation at Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky.
Davis, D. (2010). Field experiences: A discussion of improved practices for the School of Education. Oral Presentation to the School of Education Faculty May Retreat, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky.
Davis, D., Ennis, B., Garrison, C., & Sullivan, L. (2007). Pathways to teaching. Oral Presentation at the Fall Conference of the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (KATE). Georgetown, Kentucky.
Davis, D., & Doss, D. (1999). Brain-based research. Oral Presentation of Master’s Action Research Project to the School of Education Faculty, Campbellsville University.
SCHOLARLY ARTICLES AND DISSERTATION
Davis, D. (2015). Dissertation: A study of reading practices among college students in a teacher preparation program. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertations Publishing.
Davis, D. (2012). Teacher leadership: An effective approach for student learning. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2012). From the perspectives of teachers, have the changes of reform efforts within the education profession affected motivation in teaching practices? Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2012). Memory and complex learning. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2012). Annotated bibliography for the learning context and environment. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2012). The importance of ethics in research. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2012). Technology and literacy. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (2011). The essential requirements of an effective educational leader. Unpublished.
Davis D. (2009). Fostering the love of reading: Constructing meaning through literacy skills. Unpublished.
Davis, D. (1997). Fostering the love of reading: The affective domain in reading. Unpublished.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND COMMITTEES:
SOE CAEP Standard 4 Committee, 2020-present
SOE Phillips Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee, August 2021
SOE Technology Committee, 2020- present
SOE JUMPSTART National Read for the Record Project, Early Reading Initiative, 2009- present
SOE Faculty Promotion and Tenure Peer Review Committee, 2017, 2018
SOE Faculty Sponsor of Student Program of Kentucky Education Association, 2004-2008
Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) Committee, (Teacher Educator), 2005 -2017
CU Professional Development Committee, August 2001-2017
CU Academic Advising Committee, August 2017-present
CU Campbellsville Review Editorial Board, 2016-present
CU Textbook-Study Adhoc Committee, Fall 2017
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society in Education, Alpha Epsilon Omicron Chapter, Campbellsville University, August 2010 – present
Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), May 2011 – present
Kentucky Reading Association (KRA), September 2002- present
International Literacy Association (ILA), September 2015-present