Dr. Tammi R. Davis


Childhood Ed and Family Studies
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2014, Literacy, Culture and Language Education, Teacher Education minor, Indiana University


  • ELE 302 Introduction to Elementary Education
  • ELE 425 Methods of Teaching Com Arts in Elementary Schools
  • ELE 510 The Reflective Practitioner
  • ELE 713 Advanced Theory in Communication Arts
  • ELE 720 Advanced Theory in Student Assessment
  • ELE 721 Standards Based Integrated Curriculum
  • ELE 722 Advanced Theory in Differentiated Instruction
  • ELE 771 Research Seminar
  • ELE 772 Research Seminar

Research and professional interests

  • Teacher education, reflective practice through various technologies
  • Culturally sustaining teaching
  • Lives of teachers
  • Self-efficacy of teacher candidates and early career teachers


  • Coggin,L., Daley,S., Sydnor., & Davis, T.R., (2019) “Imagining My Ideal: A critical case study of digital storytelling as reflective practice” Reflective Practice.
  • Laman, T.T., Davis, T.R. (2018) “My hair has a lot of stories!”: Culturally sustaining writing pedagogies in preservice education and elementary classrooms. Action in Teacher Education, 40(4) p. 374-390.
  • Chisholm, J. S., Laman, T. T., Whitmore, K. F., & Davis, T. R. (2018). “Images and Words that Reveal One Pre- Service Teacher's Ideological Becoming.” National Teacher Education Journal, 11(2).
  • Davis, T.R., Sydnor, J., Daley, S. & Coggin, L, (2017) “Purposeful tensions: Lessons learned from metaphors in teacher candidates’ digital stories” Teacher Educator, 52(4) p. 1-17.
  • Davis, T. R.,Bolyard, C. S., Zhang, S.-J., Livers, S. D., Daley, S., & Sydnor, J. (2019). A multi-teacher study of elementary teacher candidates’ self-efficacy: Analysis of participant characteristics and implications for teacher educators., The Teacher Educator, 54:3.
  • Daley, S., Sydnor, J., & Davis, T. R. (2019). Sites of possibility: Promoting and supporting the development of reflective practitioners. Professing Education, 17 (1-2), 42-77.
  • Whitmore, K. F., Chisholm, J. S., Laman, T. T., & Davis, T. R.(2019). Are We Really Teaching for Social Justice and Equity? A Poem for Five Voices, Talking Points, 30 (2).