- Janine Davis
University of Mary Washington
JANINE S. DAVIS is an assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington, where she teaches courses in Action Research, Instructional Design and Assessment, Teaching of English and Theatre Arts, and a Freshman Seminar on persona and identity development as seen in interdisciplinary works. The ways that preservice teachers develop and present personae and identities, whether in person or online, is the focus her research. She has presented at several conferences, including the Association of Teacher Educators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the American Educational Research Association, and has published work in Current Issues in Education, Teachers College Record, Clearing House, and ASCD Express. She is currently working on a book about the ways that preservice teachers use Twitter and other social media for personae and identity formation. Social media, memoir, action research, and oral history figure prominently in her courses and her work and her studentsí work within these formats informs her research. Virginia, California, Boston, and England are key locations from her journey from student to teacher to teacher educator and researcher, and she thinks often of her former students and the lessons they taught her.