Stephanie Davis

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department
Stephanie Davis

Office: 363 SOE Building

Research Interest

Adaptive teaching, Literacy education, Word study, Professional development


  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.Ed. Reading Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • B.S. Elementary Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Dr. Davis teaches a range of literacy courses in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department. She works with undergraduates in the Elementary Education Program as well as students in the Masters In Literacy Education Program.  She collaborates with local schools to provide professional development in Word Study and various other literacy support.

Link to Dr. Davis’ CV


Parsons, S. A., Davis, S. G., Scales, R. Q., Williams, J. B., & Kear, K. (2010). How and why teachers adapt their literacy instruction. The 31st Yearbook of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 221-236.

Parsons, S. A., Gray, E. S., Moore, N., & Davis, S. G. (2009). Distinguished scholars’ insights into obtaining funding for literacy research. 58th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 197-204.

Duffy, G.G., Webb, S. M., & Davis, S. G. (2009). Literacy education at a crossroad: Can we counter the trend to marginalize quality teacher education? In J.V. Hoffman & Goodman, Y. M. (Eds.), Changing literacies for changing times: An Historical perspective on the future of reading research, public policy, and classroom practice (pp.189-197). New York, NY: Routledge.

Duffy, G. G., Israel, S. E., Davis, S. G., Doyle, K., Gavigan, K. Gray, E. S., Jones, A., Kear, K., Qualls, R., Mason, P., Parsons, S. A., & Williams, B. (2009). Where to from here? An afterword. In S. E. Israel & G. G. Duffy (Eds.), Handbook of research on reading comprehension (pp. 668-675). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Duffy, G. G., Miller, S. D., Kear, K. A., Parsons, S. A., Davis, S. G., & Williams, J. B. (2008). Teachers’ instructional adaptations during literacy instruction, 57th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 160-171.

Davis, S. G., & Gray, E. S. (2007). Going beyond test taking strategies: Building self-regulated students and teachers. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction. Vol. 1, 1.