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About Ivan Davis

I joined the Andrews University English department in 1997. My specialty area is rhetoric and composition, which means I teach a variety writing classes, including general education writing courses, Introduction to Rhetoric (part of the English major core), and graduate courses on teaching composition.  I also direct our writing program.
In 2002, I received my PhD in English from Ball State University.  My dissertation, Influence and Collaboration in the Work of Fred Newton Scott, examines a pivotal figure in composition theory and pedagogy from the early 20th century, and I continue to pursue scholarship focused on the history of composition, both theory and practice.
In addition to my work in the English department, I have edited Focus: The Andrews University Magazine, and coached the Andrews University Women’s Basketball Team.  My wife, Brynja Davis, teaches in the department of speech-language pathology and audiology at Andrews, and we have three children, Bryndis, Leif and Axel.  In my spare time, I enjoy camping, playing and watching sports, and reading American history.


Present Writing Program Director, Andrews University
Present Associate Professor of English, Andrews University


BA, BS, Atlantic Union College
MA, Andrews University
PhD, Ball State University

Contact Information

Office Location: Nethery Hall 107
Phone: (269) 471-3698