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Shametrice Davis

Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator
Student Development in Higher Education

Bio

Shametrice Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership department at California State University, Long Beach. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Davis worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vermont and visiting assistant professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Courses taught include: Agency, Resistance, & Identity in Education, Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Contexts, Student Development in College, Critical Perspectives on U.S. Education and Diversity, Counseling the Adult, and Qualitative Research Methods. She has a background in administration, having worked in academic advising, admissions, and diversity programs management. Her combination of varied school and work experiences inform a research agenda inclusive of historically Black colleges and universities, issues of race and ethnicity in critical campus incidents, and graduate socialization experiences for students of color.  

Education

PhD, Higher Education, University of Denver, 2012
MEd, College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University, 2007
BS, Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003

Research Interests

  • Historically Black colleges and universities 
  • Critical racial/ethnic incidents on college and university campuses 
  • Graduate program socialization experiences for Students of Color 

Representative Publications

Davis, S. (2018). We don’t have to look very far: How a historically Black college survives the economic recession. In S. Davis & W. Kimbrough (Eds.), Models of successHow historically Black colleges and universities rise above the economic recession. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.

Davis, S., & Kimbrough, W. (Eds.). (2018). Models of success: How historically Black colleges and universities rise above the economic recession. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.  

Davis, S., & Brown, K. (2017). Automatically Discounted: Using Black Feminist Theory to critically analyze the experiences of Black Female Faculty. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 12(1), 98-104.   

Davis, S., & Linder, C. (i2016). Problematizing Whiteness: A woman of color and a white woman discuss race and research. Journal of Dialogue Studies.

Davis, S., & Harris, J. C. (2016). But we didn’t mean it like that: A critical race analysis of campus responses to racial incidents. Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs2(1), available at: http://ecommons.luc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=jcshesa                                                                                     

Davis, S. (2015). And still we rise: How a historically Black college survives the economic recession. Journal of Negro Education, 84(1), 7-24.

Davis, S. (2014). The future of higher education!: Reflections on my first year in academia. The Vermont Connection, 35, 131-134.

Patton, L.D., & Davis, S. (2014). Expanding Transition Theory: A phenomenological investigation of African American students’ multiple transitions following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of College Admission, 7-15. 

Recent Conference Publications

Davis, S., Reese, L., & Griswold, C. (April, 2018). My narrative is not what you think it is: Experiences of African American students in educational doctorate programs. Paper to be presented at the annual national meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York, NY.

Davis, S., & Ramos, J. (November, 2017). Navigating conflict: implications for the cohort model in student affairs programs. Workshop presented at the annual regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Honolulu, HI.

Davis, S., & Ramos, J. (March, 2017). Navigating Conflict: Experiences of Students in Graduate Professional Preparation Programs. Paper presented at the annual national meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). San Antonio, TX.

Davis, S., & Soodjinda, D. (July, 2016). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Best Practices for Inclusivity in the Classroom. Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning. Office of the Chancellor. Long Beach, CA. 

Davis, S., & Soodjinda, D. (June, 2016). Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop. Course Redesign with Technology Summer Institute. San Diego, CA.

Davis, S., & Brown, K. (April, 2016). Black Females in Academia: A Review and Possibilities for New Directions. Paper presented at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). Long Beach, CA.

Davis, S. (January, 2016). Culturally Relevant Practices. Workshop facilitation to faculty, department chairs, and deans at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Long Beach, CA.

Davis, S. (November, 2015). Culturally Relevant Practices. Workshop facilitation to faculty at Los Angeles Southwest College. Los Angeles, CA.

Davis, S., & Jimenez, L. (November, 2015). Where are we now?: Unpacking current enrollment statistics for students of color in higher education. Workshop presented at the annual regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Oakland, CA.

Yang, J., & Davis, S. (November, 2015). Navigating the intersections of identities: LGB international students from China. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Denver, CO. 

Davis, S., & Linder, C. (April, 2015). Broaching the complexities of cross-racial collaborations: Critical reflexivity between white women and women of color. Roundtable paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Davis, S. (April, 2015). We don’t have to look very far: Successful operations of a Black college in the economic recession. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Davis, S. (March, 2015). Why do they keep happening?: Analyzing university responses to racial incidents on campus. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). New, Orleans, LA.

Davis, S. (March, 2014). Going beyond an apology: The role of student affairs administrators in critical racial incidents. Paper presented at the NASPA Emerging Scholars session. Baltimore, MD. 

Davis, S., & Linder, C. (May, 2013). Allies of Critical Race Theory: Friend or Foe? Paper presentation at the annual meeting of Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Nashville, TN. 

Davis, S. (April, 2013). But I’m not racist: A discourse analysis of campus responses to a racially charged incident. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. 

Davis, S. (April, 2013). The power of social justice leadership: The organizational identity of a successful historically Black college. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. 

Current Projects

Cohort socialization among graduate students in higher education/student affairs master's and doctoral programs.