Rebecca Davis


Rebecca Frost Davis is Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology at St. Edward’s University and a Fellow with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education or NITLE. She works to build networks to transform learning, specifically in digital humanities and at liberal arts colleges, but more generally in higher education. In her research, she explores the motivations and mechanisms for creating, integrating, and sustaining digital humanities within and across the undergraduate curriculum. Previously, as Program Officer for the Humanities at NITLE, she led an initiative to develop digital humanities at liberal arts colleges. With her colleague Bryan Alexander, Dr. Davis explored the impact of digital humanities at small colleges in “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World” in Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). She continued this research with the 2012-2013 “NITLE Survey on Digital Humanities at Small Liberal Arts Colleges.”

As NITLE fellow, Dr. Davis is also researching intercampus teaching at liberal arts colleges and the role of networked courses in preparing students to live and work in a globally networked world. Prior to her tenure at NITLE, she was the assistant director for instructional technology at the Associated Colleges of the South Technology Center and an assistant professor of classical studies at Rhodes College, Denison University, and Sewanee: The University of the South. Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in classical studies and Russian from Vanderbilt University.

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