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Chayla Haynes Davison
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Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration and the recipient of Texas A&M University's Robert and Mavis Simmons Faculty Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and also holds a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Haynes Davison's research interests and expertise include: critical and inclusive pedagogy, critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship (i.e., critical race theory, critical race feminism, and intersectionality), and Black women in higher education. She is co-editor of Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty's Commitment to Racial Consciousness in STEM Classrooms (Peter Lang Publishing) and Race Equity and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus Publishing). Her scholarship has also been featured in Teachers College Record, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and the Journal of Negro Education. Her scholarly contributions were recognized by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), who named Dr. Haynes Davison an Emerging Scholar Designee in 2016. In 2018, Dr. Haynes Davison and colleagues Drs. Lori Patton Davis and Natasha Croom were recognized by ACPA's Coalition on Women's Identities for their scholarly collaborations on Black women in higher education, receiving their Research and Scholarship Award. Prior to the professoriate, Dr. Haynes Davison served the higher education and student affairs profession for 15 years, as a former Director of Orientation and Family Programs and Services, Director of Student Affairs and Career Services, and Director of Student Activities.

Research Interests
Black women in higher education
Critical and inclusive pedagogy (i.e., instructional methods and course design in college teaching and faculty development)
Critical race theory and intersectionality scholarship
Race, equity and inclusion in higher education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Patton, L. D. & Haynes, C. (2018). Hidden in plain sight: The Black women's blueprint for institutional transformation in higher education. Teachers College Record, 120(14), 1-18.

2. Haynes Davison, C. & Patton Davis, L. (2018, April 22). Lessons from Starbucks’ imperfect response to systemic racism. Retrieved from

3. Tuitt, F., Haynes, C., & Stewart, S. (2018). Transforming the classroom at traditionally White institutions to make Black lives matter. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 37(1), 63-76. doi:10.1002/tia2.20071

4. Patton, L. D. Croom, N. & Haynes, C. (Eds.) (2017). Centering the experiences of Black undergraduate women in college [Special Issue]. NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education, 10(2).

5. Haynes, C. (2017). Dismantling the white supremacy embedded in our classrooms: White faculty in pursuit of more equitable educational outcomes. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 29(1), 87-107

6. Patton, L. D., Haynes, C., Stewart, S., & Ivery, S. (2017). Enhancing classroom learning environments for students of color: Curricular and pedagogical models to address microaggressions. In J.F.L. Jackson (Ed.), Advancing equity and diversity in student affairs: The applied scholarship of Melvin C. Terrell (pp. 149-164). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

7. Stewart, S. & Haynes, C. (2016). An alternative approach to standardized testing: A model that promotes racial equity and college access. Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs, 2(1), 122-136

8. Tuitt, F., Haynes, C., & Stewart, S. (Eds.) (2016). Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

9. Haynes, C., Allen, E. & Stewart, S. (2016). Three paths, one struggle: Black women and girls battling invisibility in U.S. classrooms. The Journal of Negro Education, 85(3), 380-391

10. Haynes, C. (2016). Critical and inclusive pedagogy: Why the classroom is all its cracked up to be. In F. Tuitt, C. Haynes, & S. Stewart (Eds.). Race, equity and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2016 - ). Journal of Education and Development in the carribean


(2018). 2018 Research and Scholarship award.  2018 Resarch and Scholarship Award, American College Personnel Association Coalition for women identities

(2018). Outstanding Teachign Achievement Award.  EAHR Dept, TAMU

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