James Earl Davis, Ph.D.
433 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: (215) 204-3002
- Ph.D. - Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (Social Policy and Evaluation Research)
- B.A. - Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (Sociology)
- Gender Studies / Masculinity and Education
- Sociology of Higher Education
- Educational Policy
- Access and Equity & Success
- Evaluation Research
Recent Grants & Sponsored Projects
Khalifa, M.A., Gooden, M. A. & Davis, J.E. (in press). Culturally responsive school leadership: A synthesis of the literature. Review of Educational Research.
Lofton, R. & Davis, J.E. (2015). Toward a Black Habitus: African Americans Navigating Systemic Inequalities Within Home, School, and Community. Journal of Negro Education., 84, 3, 214-230.
Gadsden, V.L., Davis, J.E., & Jacobs Johnson, C.Y. (2015). African American Fathers and Families within Cultural and Historical Perspective. In Roopnarine, J. L. (Ed.) Fathers Across Cultures: The Importance, Roles, and Diverse Practices of Dads. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
Davis, J. E. (2013). Negotiating masculinity in college: African American males and academic engagement. In M. C. Brown, T. E. Dancy & J.E. Davis (Eds.), Educating African American males: Context for consideration, possibilities for practice (pp. 53-66). New York: Peter Lang.
Davis, J. E. (2013). Research on equitable and excellent schools: Lessons for leadership practice. In L. C. Tillman and J. J. Scheurich (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational leadership for diversity and equity (pp. 405-408). New York: Routledge.
Gastic, B. & Davis, J. E. (2013). Working toward a 21st Century framework for researchers of school safety leadership and practice. In L. C. Tillman and J. J. Scheurich (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational leadership for diversity and equity (pp. 537-551). New York: Routledge.
Baldridge, B., Hill, M. L., & Davis, J.E. (2011). New possibilities: (re)engaging Black male youth within community-based educational spaces. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 14, 1, 121-136.
Horvat, E. & Davis, J. E. (2010). Schools as sites for transformation: Exploring he contribution of habitus. Youth & Society, 43, 1, 142-170.
Davis, J. E. (2010). Uneasy Ties: Race and gender in urban education reform. In V.C. Polite and E. Zamani (Eds.), The State of African American Men in Michigan: A courageous conversation (pp. 145-164).East Lansing, MI: Michigan State Press.
Royal, C. & Davis, J. E. (2010). The new school: Teachers as leaders in the future of school reform. In S. Horseford (Ed.), New Perspectives in Educational Leadership (pp. 239-259). New York: Peter Lang.
Joe, E. M. & Davis, J. E. (2010). Parental Influence, School Readiness and Early Academic Achievement of African American Boys. Journal of Negro Education, 78, 260-276.
Davis, J. E. & Madsen, J. (2010). African American principals in urban schools: Implications for organizational structures and improved education outcomes. In Foster, L. & Tillman, L. (Eds.) African American perspectives on leadership in schools (pp. 115-139). Austin, TX: University Council for Educational Administration.