Dr. Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance at Winthrop. She has taught in higher education for 30 years prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop, including North Carolina State University, Slippery Rock University, Middle Tennessee State University, and East Carolina University. Davis has taught courses in Secondary and Elementary Methods, Technology and Assessment, Curriculum, History and Philosophy, Clinical Supervision, and Diversity Issues in Physical Education. Her research interests focus on diversity issues in physical education, particularly gender, intellectual disabilities, and childhood obesity.
Davis has published recently in many refereed journals, such as the Journal of Classroom Interactions, Sport Science Review, Journal of Policy and Practice for Intellectual Disabilities, and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She serves currently as a member of the Board of Directors and publications coordinator for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).