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Thomas Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515.271.3946
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311


B.A., Luther College

M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Honors & Professional Memberships

  • International Literacy Association
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Prior Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Central College
  • Instructor, Cornell College
  • Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Heartland Area Education Agency 11
  • Elementary Teacher and Reading Specialist, West Des Moines and Central-Clinton Community Schools

Areas of Expertise

  • Literacy Methods
  • Children's Literature
  • Inquiry
  • Teacher Development

Courses Taught

  • Content Area Reading
  • Literacy Assessment and Instruction I
  • Secondary Reading and Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Education Planning and Assessment
  • Literacy Assessment and Instruction II
  • Teaching Communicative Arts in Elementary Classrooms
  • Language and Culture
SOE News
May 7, 2018
Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center.