Educational Studies

Dr. Tracy  Davis

Tracy L. Davis, Ph.D

Professor and College Student Personnel Program Coordinator

QC Complex 2409
309-762-9481 ext. 62361

Curriculum Vitae »

In addition to serving as Professor in the College Student Personnel (CSP) program in the Department of Education Studies, I am the Program Coordinator for the Higher Education Leadership track. I’ve taught the Theory 1 and Theory 2 courses and a range of other graduate courses over the past 20 years.  I currently serve as an ACPA Senior Scholar and have published widely regarding men’s development, sexual assault prevention and social justice.  I coauthored, for example, Advancing Social Justice: Tools, Pedagogies, and Strategies to Transform your Campus with Dr. Laura Harrison in 2013co-edited Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations with Dr. Jason Laker in 2011, and co-authored the New Directions in Student Services monograph Developing Social Justice Allies in 2005 with Dr. Bob Reason, Dr. Ellen Broido, and Dr. Nancy Evans.




Throughout my career, I have been engaged in research, presenting and consulting to share what I learn with others. My sexual assault prevention research has won numerous awards including both the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) outstanding dissertation award. I was also selected to the inaugural class of ACPA Emerging Scholars and received the following awards: ACPA SCM Outstanding Research Award, the Commission on Student Development Assessment’s Outstanding Assessment Article, and NASPA 2012 Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community Newly Published Research award. I was also selected to receive the 2018 University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award, the ACPA Annuit Coeptis award for Senior Scholars, and the SCM Harry Canon Outstanding Professional.

I am a frequent presenter, speaker and consultant on college campuses. Most importantly, I remain wildly unfinished.