Stephen Davis

Lecturer (Org Studies)
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604
Lecturer (Org Studies)
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604

Biography

Dr. Stephen Davis serves as a Lecturer in ASU’s dynamic Faculty of Leadership & Integrative Studies, which includes more than 6,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels and features the nation’s largest and most innovative interdisciplinary studies program. In support of the university’s goals of thought-partnering with private enterprise, government, and non-profit organizations, Dr. Davis serves as co-director of the Innovations Leadership Lab.

Dr. Davis was appointed a full-time Instructor in 2014, and the following year he began to serve as the Academic Bowl coach for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. He helped oversee ASU's internship-based study abroad program in Ireland in 2015, and he directed the program in 2016 and 2017, prior to creating and leading a new South American study abroad program in 2018. Dr. Davis also created and coordinated the unit’s inspirational and transformational Teaching Innovations Exchange.

Prior to joining ASU, he served in the editorial division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., first as a researcher and writer, and ultimately as associate editor of world geography as well as Latin American history and culture. He also taught Spanish, English as a Second Language, and workplace/industrial skills. From 2002 he began teaching geography as an adjunct professor at Chicago State University, Governors State University, Joliet Junior College, and Waubonsee Community College. While pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago he designed geography and anthropology courses as a graduate instructor, entered the world of market research as an applied ethnographer, and served as an adjunct professor at Pima Community College and Phoenix College.

Dr. Davis pursues research at the intersections of technology and community leadership, ARTivism and climate change, the anthropology of film and new media, social movements, and the global histories of brewing and coffee. He is a faculty affiliate for Barrett, The Honors College, as well as the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU.

Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago 2016
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago 2006
  • M.A. Urban and Environmental Geography, University of Illinois at Chicago 2002
  • B.A. English and Latin American Studies, Augustana College 1992

Research Interests

  • Data sovereignty and ethical imperatives in community leadership.
  • Anthropologies and global histories of brewing and coffee.
  • Anthropologies of ARTivism, immigration, religion, and social movements.
  • Cultural Anthropology and Geography of South America, Central America, and North America.
  • "Monsters in Maps" from the time of early world exploration.
  • Emancipatory education online, mentoring, and linking the ivory-tower to the general public through interdisciplinary projects in anthropology, geography, organizational studies, and Earth's "Big History." 

Publications

Strangers and Priests: Latino Activists and Contested Communities in a Movement for Immigration Reform. University of Illinois at Chicago, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10295495.

Stephen P. Davis, Juan Martinez, and R. Stephen Warner (2010).
“The Catholic Church in the Chicago Immigrant Mobilization.” In Marcha!: Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement, edited by Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, pp. 79-96. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Davis, Stephen P. (in press). “Achi.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Garífuna.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Mam.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Pocomam.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (in press). “Q’anjob’al.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Europe.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Maps and Globes.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2015). “Mexico.” Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale.
    ----- (2013). “30 Rock.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Baldwin, Alec.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Clooney, George.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Dora the Explorer.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Fey, Tina.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Guest, Christopher.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Mockumentaries.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Newman, Paul.” In St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Spinal Tap (This Is Spinal Tap).” In St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “SpongeBob SquarePants.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Timberlake, Justin.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press.
    ----- (2013). “Urban Legends.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: St. James Press. 
    ----- (2012). “South America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2011). Introduction. In World Exploration from Ancient Times. Compton’s Learn & Explore Series. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2009). “Latin America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2009). “Peru.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “Brazil.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “United Kingdom.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2008). “Venezuela.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “Australia.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “London.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2007). “New Zealand.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “European Union.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “NATO.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “Oceania.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2006). “United Nations.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Censorship.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Census.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “Central America.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2005). “City.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Chile.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Colombia.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2004). “Ecuador.” Compton’s by Britannica / Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2002). “Toledo, Alejandro.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Brasília.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Rivaldo.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Swiss Guard.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Taj Mahal.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Uruguay.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2001). “Vatican City.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Bolivia.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Kendall, Henry Way.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Montenegro, Fernanda.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “An Olympic-size Scandal.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Quarry, Jerry.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Samaranch, Juan Antonio.” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Silverstein, Shelby (Shel).” Britannica Book of the Year. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Uruguay.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Ventura, Jesse.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (2000). “Zoll, Paul Maurice.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Carmichael, Stokely.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Millennium Dome.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Moore, Archie.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Mount Everest.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Statue of Liberty.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “Wilson, Flip.” Britannica Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
    ----- (1999). “World Heritage site.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
IDS 313 Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365 Organizational Contexts
OGL 492 Honors Directed Study
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
IDS 313 Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 571 Advanced Leadership Assessment
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
IDS 313 Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365 Organizational Contexts
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365 Organizational Contexts
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
IDS 313 Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 571 Advanced Leadership Assessment
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
IDS 313 Integrtv Persp on Chnging Wrld
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365 Organizational Contexts
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
OGL 365 Organizational Contexts
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402 Senior Seminar
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIS 343 Social Processes in Orgs
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 402 Senior Seminar
BIS 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 200 Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402 Senior Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 200 Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 402 Senior Seminar
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 200 Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 360 Assessment of Leadership
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts

Honors/Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa

Professional Associations

American Anthropological Association
Association of American Geographers
Chicago Area Group for the Study of Religious Communities

Service

Innovations Leadership Lab, ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Academic Bowl coach for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Teaching Innovations Exchange, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies
Wakonse Planning Group, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies
Curriculum Committees for Organizational Leadership, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Liberal Studies in the Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies
Study Abroad Committee, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies
Lecturer and Instructor Search Committees, Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies

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