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Judith Davidson

Judith Davidson
Judith DavidsonAssociate Professor, Research and Evaluation in Education

Research Interests

Curriculum and Instruction

Organizational culture, Planning and implementing educational change, Qualitative Research Methodology and "Practice Theories", Technology Integration

Education

  • Ph D: Curriculum & Instruction, (1995), University of Illinois - Champaign, IL
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Living Reading: The Mutual Construction of Spirituality and Reading
  • MS: Education: Reading , (1984), Bank Street College of Education - New York, NY
  • BA: Major: Japanese Language / Minor: Writing for Children, (1982), Antioch University - Yellow Springs, OH

Awards and Honors

  • Judge: NVivo Teaching Grants (2009) - QSR International
  • University of Illinois College of Education Outstanding Faculty Award (2008), Teaching - University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • Faculty Teaching Award: Graduate School of Education (2005), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Leadership in Technology Assessment (2005), Leadership - University President's Office, University of Massachusetts
  • Featured article on the web page of Teachers College Record (2004) - Teachers College Record
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty (2004), Teaching - Graduate Student Association, UMass Lowell
  • Profiled case example in a report to the university administration (2004), Service, Professional - Report on Web-Enhanced and Blended Learning Activities at UMass-Lowell
  • Golden Apple Award (2003), Service, Community - Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
  • Nomination for the Faculty 2002 Teaching Award (2002), Teaching
  • Graduate Travel Award (1994) - Sociolinguistics Symposium 10
  • University Fellowship (1994), Scholarship/Research - Graduate College, University of Illinois
  • Letitia Walsh Fellowship (1993) - College of Education, University of Illinois
  • Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics Fellowship (1993) - Center for Cultural Values and Ethics, University of Illinois
  • University Fellowshiphip (1992), Scholarship/Research - Graduate College, University of Illinois
  • A 1989 outstanding social science book of the year (1989), Scholarship/Research - Choice Magazine

Publications

  • Davidson, J., Paulus, T., Jackson, K. (2016) "Speculating on the Future of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research.," Qualitative Inquiry 22:7 pp. 606 - 610
  • Davidson, J. (2015) "Teaching Them all to Read," Middle School Journal Middle School Journal 20:5 pp. 3-5
  • Davidson, J. (2014) "Bruce’s Magnificent Quartet: inquiry, community, technology and literacy - implications for renewing qualitative research in the twenty-first century," elea E-Learning and Digital Media 11:5 pp. 475
  • Davidson, J. (2014) "Sexting - Gender and Teens," Sense Publications
  • Davidson, J. (2014) "Youth Community Inquiry: New Media for Community and Personal Growth [Book Review]," Qualitative Research in Education 3:3 pp. 364-368
  • Dav, J., Cisneros Puebla, C.A. (2012) "Qualitative Computing and Qualitative Research: Addressing the Challenges of Technology and Globalization," Forum: Qualitative Social Research 13:2 pp. 1-11
  • Davidson, J. (2012) "The journal project: Research at the boundaries between social sciences and the arts," Qualitative Inquiry 18:1 pp. 86-99
  • Davidson, J., Di Gregorio, S. (2009) "Qualitative research design for software users,"
  • Davidson, J., Dottin, J., Penna, S., Robertson, S. (2009) "Visual sources and the qualitative research dissertation: Ethics, evidence and the politics of academiaââ?¬â?Moving innovation in higher education from the center to the margins," International Journal of Education and the Arts 10:27 pp. 1-40
  • Davidson, J., Jacobs, C. (2008) "The Implications of Qualitative-Research Software for Doctoral Work Considering the Individual and Institutional Context," Qualitative Research Journal 8:2 pp. 73-80
  • Davidson , J., Henne, R.B. (2007) "Introduction: Alan (Buddy) Peshkin (1931-2000)-Researcher, Methodologist, Teacher: A Critical Analysis of his Contributions to Qualitative Research," Qualitative Research Journal 6:2
  • Davidson, J. (2007) "Modeling Community: From Experience to Pedagogy: Peshkin's Influence on a Pedagogical Perspective to Action Research," Qualitative Research Journal 6:2
  • Davidson , J., Kuhn, S. (2007) "Thinking With Things, Teaching With Things: Enhancing Student Learning in Qualitative Research Through Reflective Use of Tools and Materials," Qualitative Research Journal. 7:no. 2 pp. 63-75
  • Davidson , J., Luce, R.H. (2005) "School-university partnership: a case study by Roger H. Luce,"
  • Davidson, J. (2004) "'I Am a Fieldnote': Researching and Teaching with Visual Data," Qualitative Research Journal 4:2
  • Davidson, J. (2003) "A new role in facilitating school reform: The case of the educational technologist," Teachers College Record 105:5 pp. 729-752
  • Davidson, J., Olson, M. (2003) "School leadership in networked schools: Deciphering the impact of large technical systems on education," Int.Leadership in Education 6:3 pp. 261-281
  • Davidson, J. (2002) "Becoming and returning: Understanding the impact of special teachers on our lives," Journal of Aesthetic Education pp. 117-123
  • Davidson, J. (2002) "Touching eternity: The enduring outcomes of teaching," Journal of Aesthetic Education 36:3
  • Davidson, J., McNamara, E., Grant, C.M. (2001) "Electronic networks and systemic school reform: Examining the diverse roles and functions of networked technology in changing school environments," Journal of Educational Computing Research 25:4 pp. 441-454
  • Davidson, J. (2000) "Living reading,"

Presentations

  • Initiating Qualitative Research: Report on an Experiment with a Cluster of Powerful Tools - Autoethnography, Art-based Research, Qualitative Data Analysis Software - 5th International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2009 - University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Letitia Walsh Fellowship (1993), Fellowship - University of Illinois College of Education
  • University Fellowship (1992), Fellowship - University of Illinois Graduate College
  • Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen "Sexting" Behaviors. (2010), Contract - US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Davidson, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Developing Discernment: Supporting Undergraduate Students to Make Thoughtful Academic Decisions (2009), Grant - UML Council on Teaching and Learning
    Davidson, J., Donohoe, K.
  • Faculty Learning Community: Developing and testing multi-sensory, active, and arts based learning in higher educationation (2009), Grant - Teaching and Learning Council
    Davidson, J., Kuhn, S., Kuhnzendorf, R., Kazmer, D., Ruthmann, A.
  • Webinars with Blended Online Technologies: Radicalizing Instruction for Qualitative Research Methodology (), Grant - Information Technology Councils Subcommittee on Academic Technology. University of Massachusetts-PresidentÍs Office.
    Davidson, J.
  • Building Research Capacity at UMass-Lowell: An Interdisciplinary Initiative for Supporting Qualitative Research Development. (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Academic Affairs
    Davidson, J.
  • Building Research Capacity at UMass-Lowell: An Interdisciplinary Initiative for Supporting Qualitative Research Development (), Grant - The Office of Academic Affairs and The Council on Teaching, Learning and Research as Scholarship
    Davidson, J.
  • Understanding the Role of Educational Institutions in Third-Tier Cities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Analysis of Third-Tier Cities. (2004), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment
    Davidson, J.
  • Understanding the Role of Educational Institutions in Third-Tier Cities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Analysis of Third-Tier Cities. (), Grant - Committee for Industrial Theory and Assessment
    Davidson, J.
  • Improving the Doctoral Training of Educational Leaders. (2001), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning
    Davidson, J.
  • University Scholar in the Schools (), -
    Davidson, J.
  • Feasibility study: Developing an Electronic Qualitative Research Data Base on Regional School Change. (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Davidson, J.
  • Feasibility study: Developing an Electronic Qualitative Research Data Base on Regional School Change (), Grant - Joseph P. Healey Endowment Grant
    Davidson, J. (Principal)
  • Supporting the Hessen Model School Partnership (), Grant - Hessen District, DoDEA
    Davidson, J. (Principal)
  • Developing Comprehensive Literacy Learning Supports for Young Adolescents.; Contract (1990), Contract - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Supporting Young Adolescents' Literacy Development. (1988), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Developing Comprehensive Literacy Learning Supports for Young Adolescents; Grant (), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Bay Area Youth Literacy Network. (1989), Grant - San Francisco Foundation
    Davidson, J.
  • Rural Literacy Initiative (), Grant - North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Literacy Assessment of the Middle Grades. (1988), Grant - Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Davidson, J.
  • Supporting Young Adolescents' Literacy Development (), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Adolescents (), Grant - Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
    Davidson, J.
  • Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Adolescents (1987), Grant - Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
    Davidson, J.