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Stephen Davis

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Lecturer (Org Studies)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

In 2014, Stephen Davis was appointed a full-time instructor at Arizona State University in the leadership and interdisciplinary studies faculty group, and he became the Academic Bowl coach for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts in 2015. In 2016, he was appointed lecturer while continuing to expand his teaching and service responsibilities. Davis assisted with ASU's internship-based study abroad program in Ireland in 2015, and he directed the program in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to joining ASU, Davis served in the editorial division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., first as a researcher and writer, and ultimately as associate editor of world geography as well as Latin American history and culture. He also taught Spanish, English as a Second Language, and workplace skills. From 2002 he began teaching geography as an adjunct professor at Chicago State University, Governors State University, Joliet Junior College, and Waubonsee Community College. While pursuing his doctorate, he designed and taught geography courses as a graduate instructor, while also serving as a teaching assistant for anthropology, human evolution, and archaeology. More recently, he taught at Pima Community College and Phoenix College. During his years as a graduate student in anthropology, Davis also entered the world of market research; as a bilingual consultant he worked in several U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Davis pursues research in organizational leadership, faith-based leadership, immigration, social movements, and the history of cartography. Other interests include keyboards, harmonica, singing, and writing science fiction. Davis serves on several committees, including the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Curriculum Committee. He is a faculty affiliate for Barrett. The Honors College, as well as a faculty affiliate for Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago 2016
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago 2006
  • M.A. Urban and Environmental Geography, University of Illinois at Chicago 2002
  • B.A. English and Latin American Studies, Augustana College 1992
Research Interests: 
  • Leadership in communities, not-for-profit organizations, and ethically engaged businesses.
  • Social movements and faith-based activism.
  • Women and immigrants as leaders in the social-justice oriented and inclusivist elements of the Catholic Church.
  • Anthropologies of immigration, religion, and social movements. Cultural Anthropology and Geography of South America, Central America, and North America.
  • Globalization in historical perspective, via 500 years of cultural geography and anthropology.
  • A side project with an art historian colleague: "Monsters in Maps" from the time of early world exploration.
  • Pedagogical innovations in online teaching practices, mentoring, and linking the ivory-tower to the general public through interdisciplinary projects re. organizational studies, anthropology, geography, and Earth's "Big History." 
Publications: 

Strangers and Priests: Latino Activists and Contested Communities in a Movement for Immigration Reform. University of Illinois at Chicago, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10295495.

Stephen P. Davis, Juan Martinez, and R. Stephen Warner (2010).
“The Catholic Church in the Chicago Immigrant Mobilization.” In Marcha!: Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement, edited by Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, pp. 79-96. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Davis, Stephen P. (in press). “Achi.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Garífuna.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Mam.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Pocomam.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Q’anjob’al.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Europe.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Maps and Globes.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Mexico.” Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale.
    ----- (2013). “30 Rock.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Baldwin, Alec.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Clooney, George.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Dora the Explorer.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Fey, Tina.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Guest, Christopher.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Mockumentaries.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Newman, Paul.” In St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Spinal Tap (This Is Spinal Tap).” In St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “SpongeBob SquarePants.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Timberlake, Justin.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Urban Legends.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press. 
    ----- (2012). “South America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2011). Introduction. In World Exploration from Ancient Times. Compton’s Learn & Explore Series. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2009). “Latin America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2009). “Peru.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “Brazil.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “United Kingdom.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “Venezuela.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “Australia.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “London.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “New Zealand.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “European Union.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “NATO.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “Oceania.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “United Nations.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Censorship.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Census.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Central America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “City.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Chile.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Colombia.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Ecuador.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2002). “Toledo, Alejandro.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Brasília.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Rivaldo.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Swiss Guard.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Taj Mahal.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Uruguay.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Vatican City.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Bolivia.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Kendall, Henry Way.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Montenegro, Fernanda.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “An Olympic-size Scandal.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Quarry, Jerry.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Samaranch, Juan Antonio.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Silverstein, Shelby (Shel).” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Uruguay.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Ventura, Jesse.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Zoll, Paul Maurice.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Carmichael, Stokely.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Millennium Dome.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Moore, Archie.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Mount Everest.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Statue of Liberty.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Wilson, Flip.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “World Heritage site.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 313Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365Organizational Contexts
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365Organizational Contexts
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 313Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
OGL 571Advanced Leadership Assessment
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 313Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365Organizational Contexts
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365Organizational Contexts
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402Senior Seminar
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402Senior Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402Senior Seminar
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
BIS 301Found of Interdisc Studies
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
OGL 360Assessment of Leadership
BIS 401Applied Interdisc Studies
BIS 402Senior Seminar
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Honors / Awards: 

Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa

Professional Associations: 

American Anthropological Association
Association of American Geographers
Chicago Area Group for the Study of Religious Communities

Service: 

ASU Academic Bowl
Curriculum Committee, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Teaching Innovations Exchange, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies
Wakonse Planning Group, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies
Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies
Study Abroad Committee, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies
Lecturer and Instructor Search Committee, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies