Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Clifford Davis, Jr. currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership.

Most of his work experience has been in secondary education. He has served as Chief of Staff for the Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Tennessee. Additionally, he has served in the roles of Executive Director for Secondary Education and Supervisor of Secondary Education, high school principal, middle school principal, middle school assistant principal, and middle school teacher in Knox County Schools. He also served as a high school teacher in Marengo County, Alabama.

He graduated from Alabama A. & M. University in Huntsville, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics education in 1987. In 1993, he earned his masters of mathematics degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 1995, he received his Educational Specialist degree in administration and supervision from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also earned his doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2006.

In addition to these roles, Dr. Davis has also served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

Additionally, Dr. Davis has been the recipient of several awards recognizing his work at both the k-12 and higher education levels. These in the Milken National Educator Award in 2001 by the Milken Foundation for his work at the secondary level and the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award in 2013 by the University Council of Educational Administration for the work he performed in the principal preparation program at the University of Tennessee.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Mathematics Education, Alabama A&M University, 1987
  • M.M., Masters of Mathematics, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1993
  • Ed.S., Specialist in Educational Administration & Supervision, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1995
  • Ed.D., Educational Administration & Supervision, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 2006