Shametrice Davis

 Professor, Educational Leadership
 

 

Shametrice Davis is a 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: racial healing for people of color, disruption of institutional anti-Blackness and racism, and graduate socialization experiences for students of color. She has been nominated for and received several awards for her teaching and service: 

Wang Family Excellence Awards: Campus Nominee for Outstanding Teaching (2022): Selected by President Conoley as the CSULB nominee for this selective award. Not awarded.   

Academic Sabbatical (2019-2020): Year-long sabbatical to facilitate intergroup dialogue (IGD) with the Presidential Joint Commission and Housing and Residence Life on race, racism, and equity.

Most  Valuable  Professor  Award (2018): California State University, Long Beach, selected by the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentorship.

Outstanding Faculty Award(2013):University of  Vermont, for continual commitment  to leadership,  advocacy, and  social justice  to  the  ALANA  student  community.  (ALANA = AfricanAmerican,  Latina/o American,  Asian  American,  NativeAmerican,  bi/multiracial).

Glen Elder Faculty Leadership  Award(2013):  University  of  Vermont,  for commitment to advancing  understanding  of and/or  improve  campus  climate for  LGBTQ  people  and  their  allies.

Outstanding Ph.D. Student  Award(2011): received at University of Denver, nominated by  the  Higher  Education  Student  Association

  • 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

  • Racial healing for people of color
  • Disruption of institutional anti-Blackness and racism 
  • Graduate program socialization experiences for Students of Color 

Davis, S. (in press). Anti-Blackness, yes. Anti-racism, no. Here’s why. About Campus.

Moreno, C., Davis, S., & Crutchfield, R. (accepted). Positive and negative experiences of undergraduate students accessing a campus food pantry. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

Hsieh, B., Achola, E. O., Reese, L., Keirn, T., Davis, S., Navarro, O. & Moreno, J. (2022). Transforming educator practice through a culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies rubric: Co-construction, implementation, and reflection. In E. Cain, R. A. Filback, & J. Crawford, Cases on academic program redesign for greater racial and social justice. (pp. 191-211). IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8463-7

Davis, S., Reese, L., & Griswold, C. (2020). My narrative is not what you think it is: Experiences of African Americans in a Doctor of Education Program. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 15, 199 - 215. https://doi.org/10.28945/4534

Davis S. (Contract Secured, expected in 2023). Disrupting systemic racism in higher education: Using intergroup dialogue to promote multilevel equity.Routledge.

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. (2016). 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. 

Davis, S. Healing, Boundary Setting, and Reclaiming Our Energy. (October, 2021). Southern California Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Zoom presentation to over 30 members of this professional organization. Invited Speaker. 

Davis, S. Racism or Afraid of Racism? (September, 2020). Disrupting Racism Workshop. University of Utah. Zoom presentation to over 100 student affairs practitioners, faculty, and students. Invited Speaker.

Locks, A., Ortiz, A., Reese, L., & Davis, S. (Accepted – not presented due to COVID, March 2020). A Praxis Approach to Intergroup Dialogue for P-20 Educational Leaders. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). New Orleans, LA.

Davis, S., & Soodjinda, D. (May, 2019). Building Trust and Rapport with Students in the Classroom. CIENCA Summer Teaching Institute. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, CA. Invited Speaker.

My Narrative is not what you think it is: Experiences of African American students in educational doctorate programs (March, 2019). Paper presented at the annual national meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Los Angeles, CA.

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. 

Racial healing for people of color in higher education.