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Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State in 2005 and came to Marshall from Virginia Tech the same year. Dr. Davis won the Pickens Queen Teaching Award in 2009 and is currently the advisor for the Golden Key Honorary Society and the Model Congress. He is also a member of both the COLA and University Curriculum Committees.

Fall 2014 Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Also, available over email and/or by appointment

Courses Taught

  • PSC 104 – American National Government and Politics
  • PSC 202 – American State Government and Politics
  • PSC 381 – The American Legislative Process
  • PSC 600 – Research Design
  • HON 480 – Work and Poverty

Research Interests

Dr. Davis’s research revolves around the concept of citizenship both as a political construction and as a source of participatory action. He is currently working on a project exploring the relationship between place and political participation in Appalachia. Specifically, this project investigates the ways in which citizen movements employ local identity to resist the practice of mountaintop removal.