December 4, 2020

Davis Publishes Book and Article

Janine S. Davis, assistant professor in the College of Education, has published a text titled Building a Professional Teaching Identity on Social Media: A Digital Constellation of Selves. The text was initiated during her work on the Digital Scholars Institute in 2014-15 and was completed during her Jepson fellowship year in 2015-16. The text features a foreword by Martha Burtis, director of the Digital Knowledge Center. Also in the text are mentions of the Domain of One’s Own project and citations from both an interview with Jeffrey McClurken, professor of History & American Studies and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation, and work by Zach Whalen, associate professor of English.

Davis also published an article with a colleague, Victoria Fantozzi, in the journal Mentoring and Tutoring. The article, “What Do Student Teachers Want in Mentor Teachers?: Desired, Expected, Possible, and Emerging Roles” will be published in the fall, but an online version is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XcegWJ89ZPz8W6TnWrjR/full

COE Faculty Member Presents Talk, Writes Article

Janine Davis, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction and alumna of Virginia Tech, was selected from over 100 nominees to present at the TEDxVirginia Tech event on Nov. 9. Her talk, entitled “Persona as Mirror, Wall, or Window,” addresses the connections and boundaries that exist when we enact personae in everyday life.

Davis has also written an article, “Tackling Informational Text,” which appeared on Nov. 7 in ASCD Express. This publication is by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and supports the work of K-12 teachers.

Janine Davis Publishes Commentary in Teachers College Record

Janine Davis, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, has published a commentary in the Teachers College Record.  The article, “Defining/Undermining True Professionalism for our Times: Two Competing Narratives,” looks at the ways that teacher educators prepare students for practicum experiences.