Teresa Davis, PhD
Dr. Davis teaches in the Concurrent Education Specialist/Multiple Subject or Single Subject Program. She also directs U.S. Department of Education grants that provide for program innovation and scholarships in special education as well as for the implementation of service-learning pedagogy. Davis earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction/special education at the University of Oregon in 1993. She has been a faculty member in the School of Education and the former Department of Professional Studies in Education since 1990. During her tenure, she developed and coordinated the Concurrent Program, developed the minor in special education, and was chair of Professional Studies in Education for three years. Davis’s background includes teaching in the public schools in special education, general education K-12, reading and fine arts, and classes for gifted students. She was also an elementary school administrator in northern California and professional development consultant.
Davis’s professional interests include evidence-based teaching strategies, service-learning pedagogy, performance assessment and teacher preparation program development. She is currently directing a secondary literacy research project in the Chico Unified School District and developing approaches for integrating service-learning in teacher preparation.