Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 425 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 845-8384
Primary Emphasis Area: Technology and Teacher Education
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Short Bio
Dr. Trina Davis is an Associate Professor and Director of the Glasscock Island Simulation Project in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University. Recently Davis was co-principal investigator of the Knowledge for Algebra Teaching for Equity (KATE) Project funded by the National Science Foundation. Davis is Past-President of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and served on the ISTE Board of Directors. Formerly, Davis was the Director of the eEducation Group at TAMU, where she led a number of research and development efforts on innovative STEM programs. Dr. Davis has presented and published numerous chapters, books, empirical studies and synthesis papers on various aspects of technology, and culturally relevant pedagogy in teaching and learning, mathematics and broader STEM education, ranging from teaching and learning in 3-D simulations and virtual environments, creativity and technology, to large-scale school technology studies in Texas. In addition, Dr. Davis co-developed an online master's program with an emphasis in STEM teaching and learning for elementary educators. Davis has received several national awards including the 2015 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, and Trailblazers recognition by the Center for Digital Education, and the Making It Happen achievement award given at the ISTE Conference. Her scholarship has included a focus on practices to improve engagement of women and students of color in STEM disciplines. Dr. Davis also continues to champion issues related to digital equity, nationally and internationally.
Research Interests
Creativity and Technology
Digital Equity Issues
School Technology Studies
Teaching and Learning in 3-D Simulations/Virtual Environments/Virtual Reality
Technology Enhanced Learning and Mathematics/STEAM
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Davis, T., J., & South, J., & Stevens, K. D. (in press). ICT and educational policy in North America. In J. Voogt, & G. Knezek, R. Christensen, & K. Lai (Eds.), International handbook of information technology in primary and secondary education. Springer, US. (In Press)

2. *Davis, T. J. & Hill, K. (in press). 21st century skills. In S. B. Mertens, M.M. Caskey & N. Flowers (Eds.), Encyclopedia of middle grades education. * (In Press)

3. Davis, T. J., Phillips, G. A., & Kulm, G. (2018). Creativity and the design of music-mathematics activities in a virtual simulation learning environment. In V. Freiman & J. Tassell (Eds.), Creativity and Technology in Mathematics Education (pp. 181-202). New York: Springer.

4. Hao, H., Kulm, G., & Davis, T. (2018). Self-reflection on engagement in virtual classrooms as the dual role: An Asian woman graduate student and middle-grade girl avatar in STEM. In B. Polnick, B. Irby, & J. Ballenger (Eds.), Girls and women of color: Their journeys in higher education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

5. Wang, K., Kuo, L., Li, Y., & Davis, T. J. (2017). Review of IES funded projects on mathematics education in the U.S. Journal of Mathematics Education, 26(5), 82-88

6. *Davis, T. J., & Ortiz, N. A. (2017). Technology and African American girls: We can be techies too. In P. J. Larke, G. Webb-Hasan, & J. Young (Eds.), Cultivating achievement, respect, and empowerment (CARE) for African American girls in preK12 settings: Implications for access, equity and achievement (pp. 133-152). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

7. *Kulm, G., Merchant, Z., Ma, T., Oner, A. T., Davis, T., & Lewis, C. W. (2016). Algebra problem solving equity challenges: Building middle school preservice teachers’ diversity awareness. Teacher Education and Practice: STEM Special Edition, 29(4), 642-659.

8. **Kidd, T. T., Davis, T. J., & Larke, P. J. (2016). Experience, adoption, and information technology: Exploring the phenomenological experience of faculty involvement in online teaching. International Journal of E-Learning. 15(1), 71-99 *

9. Kandel-Cisco, B., Stillisano, J R., Davis, T. J., & Waxman, H. C. (2015). Case studies of online testing in multicultural school districts. In T. G. Ganesh, A. W. Boriack, J. R. Stillisano, T. J. Davis, & H. C. Waxman, H. (Eds.). Research on technology use in multicultural settings. Charlotte, NC: Information Age. *

10. *Davis, T. J., Kulm, G., Oner, A. T., Indiogine, S. E. P., Goldsby, D., Ma, T. (2015). Preservice teachers' problem solving lesson engagement and knowledge and beliefs about teaching for equity. In J. Hammer & Y. Li (Eds.), Teaching at Work (pp. 51-80). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense *

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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
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Terry Kidd (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Chih-Feng Chien (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Nickolaus Alexander Ortiz (Spring, 2018), Ph.D.
Seung Han Yoo (Fall, 2019), Ed.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2017 - ). Empowered Learner Journal

Associate Editor (2007 - 2011). School Science and Mathematics

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2007-2009). Nominated President.  International Society for Technology in Education

(2006-2007). President-Elect.  International Society for Technology in Education

(2006). Online Learning Advisory Committee.  U.S. Department of Education

(2004-2006). Treasurer.  International Society for Technology in Education

(2003-2007). Board Member.  International Society for Technology in Education

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(2005-2008). Appointed Member.  Texas Education Agency, Educational Technology Advisory Committee

(2005-2008). Educational Technology Advisory Committee.  Texas Education Agency


(2017-2017). Extraordinary Service award.  Extraordinary Service Award, College of Education and Human Development, Dean[48]19s Development Council, 2017

(2006). Making it Happen Achievement Award.  National Education Computing Conference

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