Linda Davis

Professor, Management Information Systems


Summary of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Web Site Development
  • Digital Virtual Worlds- Second Life Development
  • The Effects of Student Learning Styles, Perceptions of Online Learning and Demographics on Distance Education Outcomes in Higher Education
  • Online Undergraduate/ Graduate course development


  • Ph.D., Information Science & Learning Technology, University of Missouri, 2002
  • Specialist, Educational Administration, University of Missouri, 1997
  • M.A., Educational Administration, University of Missouri, 1987
  • Certification, Education of the Hearing Impaired K-12, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1981
  • B.S., Education, University of Nebraska, 1980

Professional Achievements:

  • 1990-present, William Woods University; Currently Professor of Management Information Systems
  • 1981-1990, Missouri School for the Deaf Educator and Computer Coordinator


  • Internet and Computing Core (IC3) National Certification
  • Computer Internet Webmaster Associate- National Certification
  • Certified Online Instructor, Convene, Inc
  • IBM Technical Education Certification
  • Education of the Deaf Certification-Council on Education for the Deaf

Honors and/or awards:

  • 2010 T.A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Nominated-U.S. Professors of the Year Award, 2004
  • Recipient of the Dads' Association-Louis D. Beaumont Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003
  • Recipient of 2003 Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching