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Joseph Davis

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Assistant Professor of Education

(573) 592-1138

Academic Building
Room: 300C


  • EDD, Educational Leadership, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2021
  • MED, Education Administration, William Woods University, 2013
  • BS, Elementary Education, William Woods University, 2009

Teaching Philosophy:

  • I believe that masterful teaching is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks in our society. I view my role as an instructional leader and scholar-practitioner in the William Woods University Educator Preparation Program to be that of a facilitator or lead-learner. I approach this task using guidance from constructivist and social learning theory, which highlights the value of culture, collaboration, and inquiry in the learning environment. Classroom technologies are redefining how teachers and students learn, create, and collaborate with each other. In my teaching, I exploring issues surrounding digital pedagogy and the challenges of technology management in schools. I have worked to create engaging learning environments as a teacher, principal, and facilitator of professional development, each time asking myself “If they weren’t required to be here, would I be teaching to an empty room?” (Burgess, 2012).

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • School Policy
  • Behavior Intervention & Classroom Management
  • K-12/Higher Education Convergence

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • EDU250 Foundations of Education
  • EDU395 Intermediate Clinical Experience
  • EDU583 Prfrmnc Assmnt Asprng Bldng Lvl Adm
  • EDU790 Research Seminar
  • EDU799 Research Seminar
  • EDU493 Supervised Teaching - Spec Ed
  • EDU490 Supervised Teaching (Elementary)
  • EDU495 Supervised Teaching (Middle Level)
  • EDU499 Supervised Teaching (Secondary)
  • EDU317 Tch Lang Arts & Children's Lit
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