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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Ashley Davis Black

Dr. Ashley Davis Black

Email

Office

2750 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1853
660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Ph.D., Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (English/Language Arts), The University of Alabama, 2014
  • M.S. Ed., Secondary English/Language Arts Education, Troy University, 2007
  • B.S., Secondary English/Language Arts Education, Troy University, 2005

Courses Taught

  • EN 110:  Introduction to College Writing
  • EN 111:  Academic Literacies
  • EN 112:  Writing As Engagement
  • EN 220:  Introduction to Literature
  • EN 322:  Introduction to the Teaching of Writing
  • EN 325:  Special Topics (Southern Literature)
  • EN 590:  Young Adult Literature
  • EN 698:  Problems in Teaching Literature and Composition

Academic Interests

  • Young Adult Literature
  • Reading Engagement, Interest, and Motivation in Secondary Literacy
  • Southern Literature
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies in Educational Settings

Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications

  • Rush, L. S., Scherff, L, & Davis, A. L. (2012). With whom might we partner? For what ends? In what contexts? With what reach? English Education45(1), 3-9.

Recent Presentations

  • Black, A. D. (November, 2015). The conceptualization of interest, reading engagement, and motivation in two high school English teachers’ literature instruction.  Presentation at the national meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Black, A. D. (June, 2015).  “I can’t teach this”: Helping preservices teachers navigate censorship issues through multi-genre writing. Presentation at the national Young Adult Literature Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Windle, T. M., & Davis, A. L. (November, 2013). To Read or Not to Read: How Has Accelerated Reader Affected Adolescent Literacy Practices.  Presentation at the national meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, MA.
  • Henderson, S. C., & Davis, A. L. (2012, November). Preservice Teachers Enacting Text Based Discussions: Application of a Theoretical Framework to Improve Teaching Practice. Presentation at the nation meeting of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.
  • Davis, A. L. (2012, July). How Many Ways Can I Say It? Using Multi-Genre Writing in     the Secondary English Classroom. Presentation at The Gulf Coast Writing Conference, Destin, FL.
  • Henderson, S. C., & Davis, A. L. (2012, February). Investigating Preservice Teachers’ Text Based Discussions with Elementary School Students.  Presentation at the national meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for   Research (NCTEAR), Tuscaloosa, AL.

Other Professional Experiences

Professional Memberships

  • The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • The National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)
  • The International Reading Association’s Special Interest Group: Network on Adolescent Literature (SIGNAL)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Other

Editorial Work

  • Curriculum Reviewer, Teaching Tolerance
  • Book Reviewer, SIGNAL Journal
  • Book Reviewer, Southern Literary Review