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Matthew D. Davis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations in the Depart of Educational Services and Professional Programs at the University of Missour-St. Louis. Dr. Davis earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D., (curriculum & instruction, educational administration, history, and public affairs) at The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. Additionally, he is the program advisor for the new Graduate Certificate in Social Justice.  Dr. Davis is a historian of education and principally teaches courses in the foundations of education.  His current book-length projects are: Unmasking desegregation: Anti-Black school policy in the border South, 1954-1972 (with Dr. Claude Weathersby as lead author; under contract with InfoAge Publishing); and Local curriculum work in post-Brown mid-American schools, a solo-edited volume in conceptual stage.

Professor Davis also leads a St. Louis region-wide, multi-ethnic, educational research community focused on social justice and equity in schooling and its relation to community writ large.  The group is populated by nearly one hundred scholar-practitioners who are all doctorate-earners or doctoral students, most who are public school teachers, leaders, and scholars of color. 

He has advised more than thirty PhD earners, most who have written dissertations that arise out of Critical Race Theory to examine the racialized experiences of and policy impacts on children and youth in schools and universities.

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Higher Education

 

Ph.D.,  Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Curriculum & Instruction, Educational

Administration, History, and Public Affairs), 2000

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

            Dissertation title: “Herschel T. Manuel: ‘The Doyen of Mexican American

Education’;” (Co-Advisors: Dr. Mary S. Black and Dr. Jay D. Scribner)

 

M.Ed., Major: Educational Policy and Planning, 1997

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

 

B.L.S., Major: History, Magna Cum Laude, 1992

            St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas         

 

 

Teaching Interests

 

History and Social Foundations of Education, Educational Policy and Politics, Critical Race Perspectives in Educational Research, and Historical Methods in Education

 

 

Research Interests

 

Current research projects with students and colleagues, all under educational leadership

for liberation: 1) anti-Black educational policy and Black protest; 2) affective

economies of historical trauma in schools, 3) Black Radical curriculum activism, and 4) liberatory school/community partnerships

 

 

Awards

 

Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2007-2008

New Faculty Teaching Scholar, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2006-2007

Rowan University, Separately Budgeted Research Award, 2001

AERA/Spencer Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1997-1998

Hollis, L. Caswell Laureate Doctorate Scholarship, Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation, 1997-1998

Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1996

Graduate Research Award, UT-Austin Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, 1997

AERA, Division F, Invitational Mentoring Seminar, 1998, 2004

AERA, Division B, Invitational Graduate Student Seminar, 1998

Travel Fellowship, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-1999,1999-2000

Travel Fellowship, Department of Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-1996

Phi Kappa Phi, general academic honor society, 1995

Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, 1993

Alpha Sigma Lambda, undergraduate honor society, 1992

 

 

Employment  

 
Administration: Higher Education
Program Co-Advisor, MEd in Community Education, Spring 2016 – present 
Program Advisor, Graduate Certificate in Social Justice, Spring 2015 – present
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 
               Fall 2015 – Summer 2016
Interim Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 
               Spring – Summer, 2015

 
Teaching: Higher Education

Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Department of Education Sciences and

Professional Programs, Fall 2016- present

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 
               University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2008-2016.
  • Doctoral Advisees (all @ UMSL) -
               Completed: 43 from 2008 to present; 38 PHDs of 43; 28 persons of color of 
               43; 2 persons LGBTQIA identified; 1 person with disability identified; 
               1 awarded posthumously.
   In process: 40 at present: 22 PhD-track of 40; 30 persons of color of 40.
  • Ed.S., Advisees (All @ UMSL) – 3 completed. 
Assistant Professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 
               University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2005-2008.
Undergraduate course:
  • Black Americans in Educatin
Graduate courses:
  • Ed.D. Learning Cmmunity Courses
  • Demgraphic Concepts of Education
  • Scial Contexts of Education
  • Plitical Contexts of Education
  • Educatinal Philosophy
  • Critical Race Thery in Education
  • Histry of African American History
  • Histrical Methods in Educational Research
  • Analysis f Educational Issues
  • Black History in Schools and Community
  • Research Prcess I: Framing Research Questions
Doctoral Seminars:
      • Critical Race Theory in Education
      • Critical Race Curriculum Studies
      • Decolonizing Non-Profit Educational Systems
      • Futures of Urban Education
      • Historical Methods in Education
      • Historical and Theoretical Foundations: Curriculum & Instruction
      • History of African American Education
      • History of Education – Family & Community
      • History of Education in St. Louis
      • Leadership for Social Justice
      • Philosophy of Education: Scholars of Color
      • Politics of Education: 20th c. St. Louis       
      • Race, Education, and Citizenship
      • Race, Region, and Education
      • St. Louis School Desegregation
      • Urban Education and Environmental Justice
      • Urban Education and Mass Incarceration
      • Urban Educational Policy

 
Assistant Professor, Department of Secondary Education/Foundations of Education, 
               Rowan University (New Jersey), 2000-2005.
   Graduate courses taught (in department)
  • Foundations of Educational Policymaking
  • Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • Fundamentals of Curriculum Development
   Undergraduate courses taught (in department):
  • History of American Education:
  • Teaching as a Profession
   Undergraduate Honors Program courses taught:
  • The Sixties and Youth Rebellion
  • What is an American?
  • History of American Education (Honors Section).
Teaching Assistant, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The University of 
   Texas at Austin, Spring 2000. 
Proctor, Student Microcomputer Facility, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994-1995.

 
Teaching: Public School
Georgetown (Texas) Independent School District:
               Mathematics Mentor (regular staff position), Richarté High School, 1999-2000;
               Substitute Teacher (High School and Middle School History, Language Arts, 
                               and Mathematics), 1996-2000.

 
Other
Texan House, Inc. (greeting card publisher), 1978-1993:
                General Manager, 1986-1993 (left to prepare for career in education).

 

 

Service to Community

 

Zootopia (panelist/commentator), So Reel Diversity Series,

Children’s Hospital of St. Louis, (Aug) 2017

Crooked Room Conference (on the Education of Black Girls and Women), UMSL, 2017

(June 10) – with help from the Racial Justice in Education Doctoral Program.

African American History Month Speaker, SLCC (Forest Park), 2017

St. Louis Public Schools, Sumner High School Advisory Board

(Transition to Afrocentric Studies Curriculum Focus), 2015.

St. Louis YWCA Racial Justice Advisory Board, 2010-2016.

 

 

Service to Profession and University

 

Editorial Service:

American Educational History Journal, Reviewer, 2005-07, 2013, 2015

Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue, Reviewer, 2005-07

Mid-Western Educational Researcher, Reviewer, 2005-07

Journal of Curriculum and Supervision:

Editorial Board member, 2001-2004

            Reviewer, 1996-2005

Journal of Society for History and Philosophy of Education,

Editorial Board Member, 2012

Reviewer, 2012, 2014, 2015

Kappa Delta Pi Record, Editorial Board member, 2002-2010

FASCD Policy Review, Editorial Board member, 1996-2000

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education,

Student Editorial Board member, 1996-1999

Educational Researcher, Reviewer, 1998-1999

 

Organization Service

American Association for Teaching and Curriculum:

            Annual meeting Panel Facilitator, 2004

            Dissertation-of-the-Year Award Committee, 2004

American Educational Research Association:

Division B (Curriculum Studies):

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer: 2003, 2004, 2005

            Division F (History and Historiography):

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer, 2003, 2009, 2014

Division G (Social Contexts of Education)

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017

Division J (Post-Secondary Education)

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer, 2009

Biographical and Archival Research Special Interest Group:

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer, 2004, 2009

                        Transition Committee, 1998

                        Futures Committee, 1997

History of Education Society

                        Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2011-15

Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education:

            Society History Committee, 2011

            National Book of the Year Award Committee, 1998

Regional Leadership Forum Facilitator, 1998

Eta Psi Chapter (Rowan University):

Counselor, 2002-2005

                        Co-Counselor, 2000-2002

Delta Chapter (UT-Austin):

President, 1997-1999

                        Vice-President, 1995-1997

Organization of Educational Historians

            By-Laws Committee, 2003

            Conference Panel Discussant, 2003, 2005

            Conference Program Committee, 2003

            Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2008, 2015

Society of Philosophy and History of Education

            Annual Meeting Session Moderator, 2013, 2016

            Conference Site Planning Group, Chair, 2006-2007  

Society for the Study of Curriculum History:

            President, 2005-2007

            President-Elect, 2004-2005

Annual Meeting Paper Panel Discussant, 2004

Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer: 2004, 2005

 

 

University Service

 

UM System:

System-Wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council, 2017-present 

(Primary faculty representative from UMSL)

System-Wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force, 2016-2017

 

 

University of Missouri-St. Louis:

University-wide:

            African American Studies Minor Committee, 2016-present

                        Mission & Curriculum Sub-Committee, 2016-present

Latin@ Program Development Committee, 2014-present

B.S.E. Degree Renewal/Maintenance Committee, 2013-present

Distinguished Awards Committee, 2013-2015

Committee on University Libraries, 2007-2009

Chancellor’s Cultural Diversity Committee, 2017-2020        

Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, 2006-2008

MLK Day Planning Committee, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

                        Children’s Program Coordinator for MLD Day, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

RESPECT Committee, 2008-2011

            “Fabric of Respect” Workshop Co-Facilitator, June 2008

UMSL Constitution Day Panel Speaker, 2005

College of Education:

Edpreneur Program, Subject Matter Specialist, Cohort 5, 2017

MEd – Community Education – Design Committee, 2017

PhD Review Committee, 2013

Faculty Affairs Council, 2013-2015, 2017-present

Co-Chair, Research Subcommittee; FAC, 2017-present

Graduate Education Council, 2013-2017

Assessment and Evaluation Committee, 2008-2009

            Dean’s Committee on Social Justice, 2005-present                

Chair of DCSJ, 2007-2008    

Vice-Chair of DCSJ, 2006-2007

Sub-Committee on Retention and Support of Students, Staff, and

Faculty of Color, Member, 2005-2008          

                        Sub-Committee on Visiting Scholar Program, Chair, 2005-2007

Futures III Committee, 2008-2009

St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference,

Planning Group, 2006-2012

            White Privilege Conference (2006) Host Planning Comm. and Leadership Team

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Division:

            Part-Time Office Worker Selection Committee. 2011

Appointments, Tenure, and Promotions Committee, 2008-2016

            Full-Time Office Worker Selection Committee, 2008

 

Rowan University:

University-wide:

            Undergraduate Honors Program Advisory Board: Member, 2003-2005

            African American History Month Committee, 2003-2005

International Affairs Center Interim Director Search Committee, 2004

College of Education:

Program Revision Committee, 2004-2005

Department of Secondary Education/ Foundations of Education:

Curriculum Committee, 2000-present

Foundations Committee: Chair, 2000-2003; Member, 2000-2005

Departmental Chair Election Committee, 2004

 

The University of Texas at Austin:

Parking and Traffic Policies Committee, 1998-1999

 

 

Association Memberships

 

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Critical Race Studies in Education Association

History of Education Society

International Society for Educational Biography

Society of Philosophy and History of Education

 

 

Publications

 

Books

Weathersby, C., & Davis, M.D. (Under contract). The long racial contest before &

during school desegregation: Anti-Blackness and Black protest in St. Louis, 1865-1972. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Davis, M. D. (2005). Exposing a culture of neglect: Herschel T. Manuel and

Mexican American schooling. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

            [Reviewed in History of Education Quarterly 48 (1), pp. 146-148.]

 

Journal articles & book chapters (refereed)

Washington, S., & Davis, M.D. (In review). Empowerment of the teen parent: Policies

and practices of an urban school-based teenage parent program.

Brown, S., Davis, M.D., Hernandez, J., & Ming, M. (In revise & resubmit).

Dehumanization of children of color: Schooling and the recent, rapid rise of Black children’s suicide rate. Planning & Changing

Miller, T.A., & Davis, M.D. (In revise and resubmit). Who is an ally?  Whiteness &

Education

Icel, M., & Davis, M.D. (In press). Stem-focused high school and university

partnership: Alternative solution for senioritis issue and creating students’ stem curiosity. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis M.D.  (In press). The Integrationist philosophy of the Black left:

An analysis of the center of the Washington and DuBoisian divide. Curriculum History.

Davis, O.L., Jr., Davis, M.D., and Lyons, S.J. (2017). The first Black history textbook for

Black written by a Black educator: Edward A. Johnson’s A school history of the Negro race in America from 1619 to1890. Curriculum History, pp. 73-89.

Garry, V. and Davis, M.D. (2017).  Does higher education practice what they teach?

Curriculum History, pp. 13-21.

Reprinted in BurlBaw, L, Ed. (2018). Reflections on People, Policy, and

Practices in Curriculum History (Charlotte: Information Age Publishing, Inc.).

Leigh, K.T., & Davis, M.D. (2017). U.S. public education: The ivy tower of historical

trauma. Journal of Philosophy & History of Education 67, 19-34.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis, M.D. (2017). School naming as racial resistance: Black school

principals and Critical Race Pedagogy in 1890 St. Louis, Missouri. Journal of

Thought 51 (1&2): 3-12.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis, M.D. (2014). The sociopolitical ideology of a Communist educator:

Doxey A. Wilkerson.  Journal of Philosophy & History of Education 64, 39-46.

Davis, M. D., Adams, M., Diaz-Granados, C., Dorn, M., Freebersyser, W., Ming,

Miranda, & Sharpe, L. (2013). Applying critical race theory in analyzing two films by Charles Guggenheim.  Journal of Philosophy & History of Education 63 (1), pp. 45-58.

Hunter, A.A., & Davis, M.D. (2013). Revolutionary reforestation and white privilege

in a critical race doctoral program. In, D. Davis & P. Boyer Eds). Social Justice and Racism in the College Classroom: Perspectives from Different Voices. London, England: Emerald Publishing Group.

Davis, M. D., & Walehwa, J. M. S.  (2011). Frank L. Wright, 1950-1953: Leader over New Horizons. In O. L. Davis, Jr., and M. J. Spearman (Eds.). A Century of Leadership (pp. 59-64). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Davis, M. D. (2007). Lessons from the past: Three modest suggestions toward reform of

schooling for the poor. International Journal of Educational Reform, 16 (3), pp. 248-259.

Davis, M. D. (2006). Stimulation, sustenance, subversion: The General Education Board

and southern U.S. public education. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 38 (3), pp. 313-322.

Davis, M.D. (2006). Curriculum leadership for the Jim Crow South: The General Education Board between the two World Wars. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 8 (2), pp. 145-152.

Davis, M. D. (2006). The General Education Board and institutionalization of Black public schooling in the interwar South.  American Educational History Journal, 33 (2), pp. 71-77.

Davis, M. D. (2004). ‘Attuned to the art of the possible:’ The GEB’s Jackson Davis.

American Educational History Journal. 31 (2), pp. 124-128.  (R)

Davis, M. D. (2004). Behind-the-Scenes Ally: The GEB, Southern Black High Schools,

and Interwar Curriculum Reform. Curriculum History, pp. 21-26.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr. O. L. (2003). Expansion of the Texas high school curriculum,

1900-1920. American Educational History Journal, 30 (1), pp. 151-160.

Davis, Jr., O. L., & Davis, M. D. (2003). FDR and American life in secondary school history textbooks. In W. D. Pederson  and F. J. Williams (eds.) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing perspectives on two great presidencies (pp. 207-235). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Reprinted in S. L. Field & L. M. Burlbaw (Eds.). (2005). Explorations in Curriculum History Research (pp. 137-159). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Burlbaw, L. M, Davis Jr, O. L., & Davis, M. D. (2002). Toward a Time Line for Curriculum History: A Preliminary Plan of Work. Curriculum History, pp. 13-16.

Davis, M. D. (2001). Exposing a ‘picture of neglect and antagonism,’ Manuel’s de facto research center on Mexican American education. Curriculum History, pp. 7-10.

Davis, M. D. (2001). No simple Americanizers: Three early Anglo university researchers of Mexican American education. The Educational Forum, 65 (2), pp. 136-143.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr. O. L. (2001). Elma Neal, the Open Door Readers, and

Mexican American schooling in San Antonio, Texas. American Educational History Journal, 28 (1), pp. 21-25.

Null, J. W., & Davis, M. D. (2000). Early 20th century changes in New Mexico curriculum and the emergence of one progressive educator. Curriculum History, pp. 13-23.

Black, M.S., et.al. (1999). ’Mexican school’: Towards understanding education History.

American Educational History Journal 26 (1), pp.123-127.

Davis, M. D. (1998). Herschel T. Manuel: ‘The doyen of Mexican American education.’ 
Curriculum History, pp. 18-25. 

Davis, M.D. (1997). From the margins inward: School-to-work’s shifting status. Kappa Delta Pi Record 33 (3), pp. 84-87.

Davis, M. D. (1996). Democratic schooling: Toward a renewed end-in-view. Education and Culture 13 (4), pp. 29-35.

Davis, M.D. (1995). The Christian right and school choice: Construction of a reshaped educational landscape. The Educational Forum 60 (4), pp. 14-18.

Davis, M. D. (1995). Civics, declamation, basketball, and community: One tall Texan’s school leadership in hard times. Curriculum History, pp. 20-25.

Davis, M.D. (1995). A policy ‘pothole’ in instructional computer planning. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision 10 (2), pp. 278-282.

Davis, M.D. (1995). The origins of manual training in Austin, Texas, schools. Journal of

the Midwest History of Education Society 22 (1), pp. 149-159. 

 

Newspaper editorials

Davis, M. D. (2014, Apr 9). School closures and social death. St. Louis American (p. A4).
Davis, M. D. (2014, Mar 20). Turner, Normandy and a lynching.  St. Louis American 
               (p. A4).
Davis, M. D. (2010, August 18.)  Jane Turner should remind us of Brown.  St. Louis Post 
               Dispatch (p. A15) . (744 words)
Davis, M. D. (2007, September 20). Algebra of inequality in public schools. St. Lous 
               American (p. A4).  
Davis, M. D. (2007, August 9). Race matters now more than ever. St. Lous American 
               (p. A4).  
Davis, M. D. (2007, July 5). No quick fix for St. Louis public schools.  St. Lous 
               American (p. A4).  

 

Blog essays

Davis, M. D. (2010, August 23).  Let’s begin to study Black History on August 28th
               College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis).  
               (1,067 words)
Davis, M. D. (2010, June 2).  Race, trauma, and the “schoolhouse blues.”  College of 
               Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis).  (774 words) 
Davis, M. D. (2010, May 10).  Alien abduction, racial sacrifice, and the school 
accountability movement.  College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis).  (1,756 words)
Davis, M. D. (2010, April 21).  System-building to blowing up the system: Comparing 
early 20th & 21st century educational philanthropists.  College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis).  (1,521 words)
Hernandez, J., & Davis, M.D.. (2009, June 3).  Black paper 1: Clery report as symptom 
of student surveillance in Amerikkkan schools.  College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis). (1,204 words)
Davis, M. D. (2009, May 5). Schools, corporal punishment, and race: History matters. 
               College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis). (668 words)
Davis, M. D. (2008, November 1). Raising them up vs. racial uplift: Meditations on 
the achievement gap. College of Education Exchange (University of Missouri-St. Louis). (727 words)

 

Other work

Diaz-Granados, C., and Davis, M.D. (2015). Book review: George I. Sanchez: The 
long fight for Mexican American Integration by Carlos Kevin Blanton.  American Educational History Journal. 42 (1).
Hunter, A.A., & Davis, M.D. (2012). Book review: Color in the classroom: How 
American schools taught race, 1900-1954 by Zoe Burkholder. American Educational History Journal 39 (1 & 2), pp. 553-555.
Davis, M. D. (2002). Elma Alva Neal. In M. S. Crocco and O.L. Davis, Jr. (Eds.)  
Building A legacy: Women in social education, 1784-1984 (pp. 55-56). Washington, D.C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr. O. L. (1998). Annie Webb Blanton. In Linda Eisenmann (Ed.)

Historical Dictionary of Women’s Education (pp. 44-46). Westport: Greenwood Press.

Davis, M. D., & Salinas, C. (1997). In pursuit of equity: Toward democratic education

for a multicultural mosaic. Insights 33 (1), pp. 13-15.

Davis, M.D. (1997). Book note: Learning to care: Elementary kindness in an age of

indifference by Robert Wuthnow.  Journal of Curriculum and Supervision 12 (1) p. 187.

Davis, M.D. (1996). Book note: The manufactured crisis: myths, fraud, and the attack on

America’s public schools by David C. Berliner and Bruce J. Biddle.  Journal of Curriculum and Supervision 11 (3), p. 394.

Davis, M.D. (1996). An unseemly path of reform: Competition, common standards, and uncommon schools. FASCD Policy Review 4 (3), pp. 26-28.

Davis, Jr., O. L., & Davis, M. D. (1995). From city to countryside: London schools in

Kent, 1939-1940. Bygone Kent 16 (3), pp. 329-333. 

 

 

Presentations

Refereed Research Presentations

Davis, M.D. (2016). The quest for Black liberation: Personal journey toward curriculum

activism. Paper presented at the 2016 ISEB annual meeting, San Antonio, TX,

April 2016.

Davis, M.D. (2015) African American school superintendents: A historical analysis of

one metropolitan area.  Paper presented at the 2015 ISEB annual meeting, St Louis, MO, April 2015.

Davis, M. D. (2015) Vishnu V. Oak: Itinerant Indian Intellectual at HBCUs, 1926-1978.  

Paper presented at the 2015 ISEB annual meeting, St Louis, MO, April 2015.

Davis, M.D. (2015) In memory of William H. Watkins. Panel planned and presented at

the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, Chicago, IL, April, 2015.

Garry, V., & Davis, M.D. (2015). The forgotten curriculum goals of a Jim Crow city

teachers college. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, Chicago, IL, April, 2015.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis. M.D. (2014). Defining quality education for the oppressed:

Understanding compensatory education through the universalist paradigm of Doxey Wilkerson. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2014.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis, M.D. (2013). A model for educational equality: A look at the life

of an African American Superintendent: Arthur C. Shropshire.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2013.

Davis, M.D. (2013). American teacher shortages during World War II: The reality and

rhetoric of crisis.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, OK, September, 2013.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis, M.D.  (2013), The integrationist philosophy of the Black Left: An

analysis of the center within the Du Boisian and Washingtoniain Divide.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, OK, September, 2013.

Lyons, S.J., & Davis, M.D.  (2013), The Sociopolitical Ideology of a Communist

educator: Doxey A. Wilkerson.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the

Society of Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, OK, September, 2013.

Shearing, V. V., & Davis, M.D (2013)., ’Achievement Wars’: The casualties of data-

driven accountability in the St. Louis Public Schools. Paper presented at the

annual meeting of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, Oklahoma City, OK, September, 2013.

Davis, M. D. (2007). Christian nationalism and American public Education: A

commentary on the politics of schooling injustice. Paper presented at the Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England, April, 2007.

Davis, M. D. (2007). The search for social justice leaders: White allies to non-White

schooling Struggles. Paper presented at the St. Louis (MO) Qualitative Research Conference, University of Missouri-St. Louis, February, 2007.

Davis, M. D. (2006). Changes in the character of White allies: The first three Georgia

state agents for Negro education, 1913-1937. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2006.

Davis, M. D. (2006). The GEB and African American educators: Allied activity toward

professional development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Philosophy and History of Education, San Antonio, Texas, September 2006.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr., O. L. (2006). Re-evaluation, recognition, and revelation:

Eyeing anew curriculum in the county training school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, San Francisco, California, April, 2006.

Davis, M. D. (2006). More than meets the eye: An historical analysis of county training

schools’ educational role and institutional change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Foundations of Education Association, Rochester, New York, March, 2006.

 Davis, M. D. (2005). The General Education Board and institutionalization of Black public schooling in the interwar South. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, October, 2005.

Davis, M. D. (2005). Curriculum leadership for the Jim Crow South: The General Education Board between the two world wars. Paper presented at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Meeting, Austin, TX, October, 2005.

Davis, M. D. (2005). The Two Margarets: Women policymakers on British Colonial

African education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April, 2005.

Davis, M. D. (2004). Stimulation, sustenance, subversion: The General Education Board

and southern U.S. public education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Standing Conference on History of Education, Geneva, Switzerland, July, 2004.

Davis, M. D. (2004). Advocates and overseers: State agents of Negro education in the pre-Brown South. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April, 2004.

Davis, M. D. (2004). Seismic foundational shift: Jackson Davis, curriculum reform, and southern Black high schools, 1917-1932. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, San Diego, CA, April, 2004.

Davis, M. D. (2003). ’Attuned to the art of the possible:’ The GEB’s Jackson Davis.

Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society meeting, Chicago, IL, October, 2003.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr., O. L. (2002). Teachers in Texas high schools, 1885-1917. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society, Chicago, IL, October, 2002. 

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr., O. L. (2002). Expansion of the Texas high school curriculum, 1900-1920. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society, Chicago, IL, October, 2002. 

Davis, M. D. (2000). Exposing a ‘picture of neglect and antagonism;’ Herschel T.

Manuel’s de facto research center on Mexican American education at the University of Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Cheiron, Gorham, ME, June, 2000.

Davis, M. D. (2000). Leadership in transition: The study of Mexican American education at the University of Texas. Paper presented at the Latinos and World War II conference, Austin, TX, May 2000.

Davis, M. D., & Davis, Jr., O. L. (2000). Biography as dissertation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2000.

Davis, M.D. (2000). Exposing a ‘picture of neglect and antagonism:’ An early precursor of bilingual research and practice, 1930-1940. Paper presented at the annual meeting  of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, New Orleans, LA, April 2000.

Davis, M. D., & Null, J. W. (1999). Marie M. Hughes: Exemplary New Mexican curriculum worker. Paper presented at the annual meeting  of the Midwest History of Education Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL, October 1999. 

Null, J. W., & Davis, M. D. (1999). Early 20th century changes in New Mexico curriculum and the emergence of one progressive educator. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, Montreal, Canada, April 1999.

Davis, M. D. (1998). The faces behind Gordon’s masks: Three Anglo researchers of Spanish-speaking children’s education in the inter-war American Southwest. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Chicago, IL, October 1998.

Davis, M. D., & Gutmann, M. P. (1998). A century of Mexican American school Attendance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Chicago, IL, October 1998.  Also presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. March, 1997.

Davis, M. D. (1998). Dr. Gonzalo Garza: Barrier-breaking Hispanic school Leader. Paper

presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL, October 1998.

Davis, M. D. (1998). Buried deep in the heart of Texas: Mexican American schooling research at the University of Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society, Chicago, IL, October 1998.

Black, M. S., et.al. (1998). ’Mexican school’: Toward understanding educational history. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society annual meeting, Chicago, IL, October 1998. 

Davis, M. D. (1998). A snapshot of inferior provisions: Herschel T. Manuel’s 1930

survey of Mexican American education in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 1998.

Davis, M. D., & Black, M. S. (1998). Pioneer Mexican American educators: A plan for biographical research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 1998. 

Salinas, C., & Davis, M. D. (1998). ESEA and migrant education: A history of change from the eyes of a migrant educator. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, San Diego, CA, April 1998. 

Davis, M. D. (1998). Herschel T. Manuel: ‘The doyen of Mexican American Education.’ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, San Diego, CA, April 1998. 

Davis, M. D., & Gutmann, M. P. (1998). A century of Mexican American schooling in Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association, Austin, TX, March 1998. 

Davis, M. D., & Reid, M. (1997). Safety nets or fishing nets: A professional town meeting on safe schools legislation and classroom politics. Paper presented at the biennial convocation of Kappa Delta Pi, St. Louis, MO, October 1997. 

Blake, J., & Davis, M. D. (1997). Archival holdings of the National Library of Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, March 1997.

Davis, M. D. (1997). Social studies offerings in Texas’ accredited high schools, 1900-1932. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, Chicago, IL, March 1997.  

Davis, M. D., & Gutmann, M. P. (1997). A century of Hispanic schooling in the American Southwest. Paper presented at the annual meeting  of the Southwestern Social Science Association, New Orleans, LA, March 1997. 

Davis, M. D., & Gutmann, M. P. (1996). A century of Hispanic Schooling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society, October 1996.

Davis, M. D. (1996). From the margins inward: School-to-work’s evolving status in the high school curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum, San Antonio, TX, October 1996.

Reid, M. J., & Davis, M. D. (1996). ’We quit teaching kids to go back to the farm twenty

years ago and didn’t know it:’ The evolution of vocational agriculture to agriculture science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum, San Antonio, TX, October 1996. 

Davis, M. D. (1996). American teacher shortages during World War II: The reality and rhetoric of crisis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education, Krakow, Poland, August 1996.

Davis, M. D. (1996). Lifting the historical veil of anonymity: Toward understanding the contributions to curriculum policy making of individuals ‘behind the scene.’ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, New York City, NY, April 1996.

Reid, M. J., & Davis, M. D. (1996). The facelift of a school subject: Vocational agriculture’s evolution into agriculture science. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, New York City, NY, April 1996. 

Davis, Jr., O. L., & Davis, M. D. (1995). FDR and American life: Portrayals and

interpretations in secondary school history textbooks. Paper presented at an invitational conference, “Franklin D. Roosevelt After 50 Years: The Politics and Culture of the 1930s and the 1940s,” Louisiana State University at Shreveport, LA, September 1995. 

Davis, M. D. (1995). Civics, declamation, basketball, and community: One tall Texan’s school leadership in hard times. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, San Francisco, CA, March 1995.

 

Invited Presentations

Davis, M.D. (2017). Schools, antiblackness, and protest: The hidden history of Black school activism in St. Louis. SLCC (Forest Park) Black History Event, Feb.

Davis, M.D. (2017). Critical Race Pedagogy: What it is and what it isn’t.  Professional Development, Roosevelt NJROTC High School, St. Louis, January.

Davis, M.D. (2016). Access & equity in higher education. Presentation for St. Louis Scholarship Foundation Interns. November.

Davis, M.D. (2016). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: What it is and what it isn’t.  Professional Development, Central Visual & Performing High School, St. Louis, August.

Davis, M.D. (2016). Educational disparities in the St. Louis region. Presentation for the Missouri College Advising Corps. UMSL, July.

Davis, M.D. (2009). The mis-education of black children. YWCA Metro St. Louis “So Reel” Series, September.

Davis, M.D.  (2008). Toward understanding the white State Agents for Negro Education.  Symposium, Georgia State University, February.

Davis, M.D.  (2008). Toward understanding the white State Agents for Negro Education.  Graduate History of African American Education course, Emory University, February.

Davis, M. D. (2006). The General Education Board and curriculum history: Searching for White allies to African American schooling struggles. Curriculum History graduate course at The University of Texas at Austin, September.

Davis, M. D. (2006). The rise and demise of the southern dual system of schooling. Teaching African American Studies in Our School Systems conference, University of Missouri-St. Louis, February.

Davis, M. D. (2005). Respect and reverie: Reflections on Constitution Dav and civic education. University of Missouri-St. Louis Observes National Constitution Day, University Missouri-St. Louis, September.