James Earl Davis, Ph.D.
James Earl Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership
Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

445 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)
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology of Higher Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Access and Equity
Recent Scholarship

Davis, J. E., Dancy, T. E. (forthcoming, 2013). Manly deeds and scholarship: Strategies for the social and academic development of African American males. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development.

Dancy, T. E. & Davis, J. E. (In press). Don’t ask, don’t tell: African American males, identity politics, and intersections in educational research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Brown, M. C., Dancy, T. E., & Davis, J. E. (2012). Educating African American males: Contexts for consideration, possibilities for practice. New York: Peter Lang.

Davis, J. E. (2012). Negotiating masculinity in college: African American males and academic engagement. In M.C. Brown, T.E. Dancy, and J.E. Davis (Eds.), Educating African American males: Contexts for consideration, possibilities for practice (pp. 53-66). New York: Peter Lang.

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.

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.

Horvat, E. & Davis, J. E. (2010). Schools as sites for transformation: Exploring the contribution of habitus. Youth & Society, 43, 1, 142-170.

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.