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About C. Amelia Davis

I am an Assistant Professor of Educational Research in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading in the College of Education at Georgia Southern University. I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research with a concentration in Adult Education at the University of Tennessee in 2012.
My research interests focus on qualitative research in adult basic education, particularly research involving school push-out, youths transitioning as adult learners, instructional strategies for adult basic education, and ethical practice. I am also interested in assumptions and knowledge claims made regarding adult basic education student populations. I have an ardent interest in qualitative research methodology including critical ethnography, performance ethnography, narrative, and discourse analysis.
At Georgia Southern University I work with graduate students pursuing their Masters, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees in education. I currently teach four research courses including an Introduction to Educational Research course and both Introduction and Advanced Qualitative Methods courses.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading, College of Education, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae


  • EDUR 7130 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUR 8434 Field Based Educational Research
  • EDUR 9231 Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • EDUR 9232 Advanced Qualitative Research

Contact Information

Office: 2137 College of Education
Mailing Address:
PO Box 8144
Statesboro, GA 30460
Tel: (912) 478-0201


Qualitative Inquiry (6)

Quantitative Research (2)

Teaching Practice (1)

Position Papers (1)

Book Reviews (1)