Ann M. Davis, Ph.D.

Lecturer II

Faculty Lead for Undergraduate Studies

Ann M. Davis, Ph.D.

Contact

adavis21@twu.edu
940-898-2366
ASSC 323

Biography

Dr. Ann M. Davis earned bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and cell biology and in psychology at Rice University before pursuing her Ph.D. in immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center as a student of Dr. J. David Farrar. She joined the faculty of Texas Woman's University in 2010 as an adjunct instructor and became a full-time lecturer in 2018. Dr. Davis has experience teaching a wide variety of different courses in the department. She has a strong interest in STEM educational reform, and she builds her courses around evidence-based pedagogies. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Davis is also the Faculty Lead for Undergraduate Studies in the Division of Biology, the TWU JAMP Faculty Director, and one of TWU's faculty pre-health advisors.

Education

Ph.D., Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
B.A., Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX
B.A., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX

Expertise

Undergraduate Biology Education; Undergraduate Curriculum Design; Pre-Health Professions Advising

Latest Articles

Heating up enzyme kinetics: A safe, inexpensive, and quantitative inquiry activity
American Biology Teacher (2019)
Kushal Bhatt, Ann M. Davis, Shazia A. Ahmed

Recent Presentations

Teaching Communication Online with Canvas
2022 TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2022)
Podium | Ann M. Davis

Numbers Don't Lie: Leveraging Applicant Data to Improve Pre-Health Advising
Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions Spring 2022 Programming (2022)
Virtual | Ann M. Davis

Start Here: Using Canvas to Start the Semester Strong
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (TLS) (2021)
Virtual | Ann M. Davis

Numbers Don't Lie: Leveraging Applicant Data to Improve Pre-Health Advising
Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (2021)
Virtual | Ann M. Davis

Marjorie Gardner Lecture: Teaching Science with Heart
Society for College Science Teachers Annual Meeting (2021)
Virtual | Ann M. Davis

Teaching with Heart: Supporting Our Students Online and Offline
15th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium (2020)
Podium | Ann M. Davis, June Levitt

Student Predictions as a Means of Conceptual Change in Biology
AAC&U 2019 Transforming STEM Higher Education (2019)
Poster | Ann M. Davis, Prapti Mody, Mengjie Cao, Mary Berger, Tina L. Gumienny

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
  • Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate in Effective College Instruction, Association of College and University Educators (2021)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award, Society for College Science Teachers (2021)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Scholar, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • Center for Faculty Excellence Travel Assistance Award, TWU Center for Faculty Excellence (2019)