COVID-19 Stories: Davis, Hope

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2020-08-07 (Creation date: 2020-07-09)
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Davis, Hope
Scott Shoger interviews Hope Smith Davis, the Dean of the School of Education and Associate Professor of Secondary Education/Reading & Literacy at Indiana University South Bend. 

The following information was excerpted from Davis's bio on the IU South Bend website: "Dr. Davis earned her doctorate in P-16 Literacy from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, where she also coordinated online certification and licensure programs in postsecondary literacy instruction and special education, and served as Visiting Assistant Professor in Special Education/Literacy. Prior to her appointment as dean, Dr. Davis served as the interim dean from 2017-2019, and was the chairperson for the departments of Teacher Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary & Foundations of Education from 2014-2017. She has also served as the program coordinator for Special Education. Her administrative work has focused on programmatic assessment for evaluation and accreditation, and collaborative community outreach. Dr. Davis' teaching and research interests include assessment practices, literacy instruction, and the role metaphoric language plays in participant conceptualizations of the complex ideas surrounding K-16 instruction. Formerly a high school English/Language Arts teacher, Dr. Davis also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English/Journalism from Miami University (Oxford, OH), and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)."

This oral history was conducted through COVID-19 Stories, an oral history project seeking to document the experiences of members of the Indiana University South Bend community and residents of the River Park neighborhood (where the majority of the IU South Bend campus is located). Oral history narrators were asked to talk about their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in the spring of 2020, including the pandemic's impact on their home and work lives. They were also welcome to talk about their relationship to social and racial justice protest movements in the wake of the death of George Floyd in May 2020.
Shoger, Scott
Indiana University
COVID-19 (Disease); Deans (Education); Universities and colleges; Protest movements
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South Bend, Indiana
COVID-19 Stories
IU South Bend Archives
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