Biography

Dr. James Earl Davis’ research focuses on gender and schooling outcomes; men, boys and masculinity; sociology of higher education; and applied research methods. He is particularly interested in issues of access and equity in the educational pipeline as they are informed by gender, race, class, and the intersection of these social locations. His research agenda has been driven by recurring questions related to what we know about the social context of identity and how institutions (e.g., schools, college and universities, families, and communities) and policy (e.g., education reform, gender-based instruction and schools) are implicated in academic and social outcomes. He’s had the opportunity to work with inspiring colleagues and graduate students who continue to refine his work and its impact. Currently, he has funding from the National Science Foundation for the project, “STEMing the Tide: Exploring Factors Related to Males of Color Interest, Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science.” This project will facilitate the dissemination of the most recent research about identity and it relationship to science and mathematics achievement for boys and young men of color.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

HIED 5102

Administration of Higher Education

Graduate

HIED 8101

Advanced Seminar on Higher Education Administration

Graduate

HIED 8104

Seminar on Theory in Higher Education and Leadership

Graduate

EDAD 5742

Pro-Seminar in Ed Policy

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • II, D.T.E., Edwards, K.T., & Davis, J.E. (2018). Historically White Universities and Plantation Politics: Anti-Blackness and Higher Education in the Black Lives Matter Era. URBAN EDUCATION, 53(2), pp. 176-195. doi: 10.1177/0042085918754328

  • Khalifa, M.A., Gooden, M.A., & Davis, J.E. (2016). Culturally Responsive School Leadership: A Synthesis of the Literature. Review of Educational Research, 86(4), pp. 1272-1311. doi: 10.3102/0034654316630383

  • 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), pp. 214-230.

  • Gadsden, V.L., Davis, J.E., & Johnson, C.J. (2015). African American fathers and families within cultural and historical perspective. In J.L. Roopnarine & J.L. Roopnarine (Eds.), Fathers across cultures: The importance, roles, and diverse practices of dads (pp. 155-182). Santa Barbara, CA, US: Praeger/ABC-CLIO. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/