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Judith Davidson

Judith Davidson
Judith DavidsonAssociate Professor, Research and Evaluation in Education
  • CollegeGraduate School of Education
  • DepartmentSchool of Education
  • Phone(978) 934-4611
  • EmailJudith_Davidson@uml.edu

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 Readingn
  • 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 PresidentÍs 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 administrationu (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., Thompson, S., Harris, A. (2016) "Negotiating Digital Tools on Complex Research Teams: Dilemmas for Qualitative Research and QDA Software.,"
  • 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., Thompson, S.R., Harris, A. (2014) "Art as a Tool to Read Social Science Data; Case Study—Teen Sexting Meets Jane Austen, Kara Walker, and Ryan Trecartin," International Review of Qualitative Research 7:2 pp. 184-201
  • 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) "Sexting : gender and teens,"
  • Davidson, J. (2014) "Youth Community Inquiry: New Media for Community and Personal Growth [Book Review]," Qualitative Research in Education 3:3 pp. 364-368
  • Harris, A., Davidson, J. (2014) "Teens, Sex, and Technology: Implications for Educational Systems and Practice," Oxford University Press pp. 262
  • Davidson, J., Thompson, S., Harris, A. (2014) "Art as a Tool to Read Social Science Data," International Review of Qualitative Research 7:2 pp. 184–201
  • Harris, A., Davidson, J., Letourneau, E., Paternite, C., Miofsky, K.T. (2013) "Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen "Sexting" Behaviors," U.S. Dept. of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention pp. 189 pages
  • Cisneros Puebla, C.A., Davidson, J. (2012) "Qualitative Computing and Qualitative Research: Addressing the Challenges of Technology and Globalization," Forum: Qualitative Social Research 13:2 pp. 1-11
  • Davidson, J., Harris, A., Tucker, L., Ford, M., Thompson, S. (2012) "Teen Talk About Sexting: What it Reveals about Gender Practices,"
  • Davidson, J. (2012) "The journal project: Research at the boundaries between social sciences and the arts," Qualitative Inquiry 18:1 pp. 86-99
  • Di Gregorio, S., Davidson, J. (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
  • Henne, R.B., Davidson, J. (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
  • Kuhn, S., Davidson, J. (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
  • Luce, R.H., Davidson, J. (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 ñSextingî Behaviors (), Grant - US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Davidson, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen "Sexting" Behaviors. (2010), Contract - US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Developing Discernment: Supporting Undergraduate Students to Make Thoughtful Academic Decisions (), Grant - UML Council on Teaching and Learning
    Davidson, J., Donohoe, K.
  • Developing Discernment: Supporting Undergraduate Students to Make Thoughtful Academic Decisions. (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Learning Community: Developing and testing multi-sensory, active, and arts based learning in higher education. (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Learning Community: Developing and testing multi-sensory, active, and arts based learning in higher educationation (), 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. (2007), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Webinars with Blended Online Technologies: Radicalizing Instruction for Qualitative Research Methodology (), Grant - Infromation Technology CouncilÍs 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
  • 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
  • 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 (), Grant - Council on Teaching and Learning
    Davidson, J.
  • Improving the Doctoral Training of Educational Leaders. (2001), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning
  • 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
  • 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. (1990), Contract - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Supporting Young Adolescents' Literacy Development. (1988), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Developing Comprehensive Literacy Learning Supports for Young Adolescents (), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Bay Area Youth Literacy Network. (1989), Grant - San Francisco Foundation
  • Bay Area Youth Literacy Network (), Grant - San Francisco Foundation
    Davidson, J.
  • Rural Literacy Initiative (), Grant - North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Rural Literacy Initiative. (1989), Grant - North Carolina Rural Econmic Development Center, Inc.
  • Literacy Assessment of the Middle Grades (), Grant - Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Davidson, J.
  • Literacy Assessment of the Middle Grades. (1988), Grant - Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Supporting Young Adolescents' Literacy Development (), Grant - Lilly Endowment, Inc.
    Davidson, J.
  • Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Adolescents (1987), Grant - Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  • Supporting the Literacy Development of Young Adolescents (), Grant - Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
    Davidson, J.