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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email:teached@uidaho.edu

Coeur d'Alene

Dr. Paul Gathercoal
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3080
(208) 885-5707

Dr. Anne Kern
College of Education
University of Idaho
Coeur d' Alene Center
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814-5497
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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email: teached@uidaho.edu

John Davis

John Davis, Ph.D.


Office: ED 506A & MCCL 303A
Phone: (208) 885-7703
Email: jcdavis@uidaho.edu

College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction and Affiliate Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Home Town: Moscow
Campus Locations: Moscow


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Geoscience Education
    • Science & general teaching methodology
    • Informal Science Education
  • Biography
    John Davis is Associate Professor of Science Education (Department of Curriculum & Instruction) and Affiliate Associate Professor of Geological Science (Department of Geological Sciences) at the University of Idaho (UI). Following completion of his bachelor's degree in Geology, Dr. Davis began a professional career as a geologist, resulting in industry experience in petroleum & engineering geology. Following his technical field experience, he became a middle school science teacher, eventually committing to completion of his Ph.D. in Science Education. Dr. Davis has a broad background in curriculum development, instructional design, and large-scale test design and implementation in several intermountain states. He has also maintained a long-standing affiliation with the Department of Geosciences at UI, teaching courses and pursuing additional scholarly activities. He has secured and directed multiple federal-, state-, and privately-funded projects as PI or Co-PI ($5.8M in overall funding over 15 years), has conducted numerous inservice teacher enhancement workshops, served as evaluator on several funded projects, and has served as a consultant to numerous school districts and the Coeur d' Alene tribe, both as an educator and as a geologist. Dr. Davis also served as Interim Department Chair of Curriculum & Instruction from 2005-2007.

    Currently, Dr. Davis is teaching in his areas of interest, being general strategies of teaching, and science teaching methods. He is engaged in securing funding and conducting research in STEM education as well as geoscience education. He is currently is a member of the Geologic Society of America, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Idaho Science Teachers Association.

  • Selected Publications
    • Goldberg, A., Davis, J. & Eitel, K. 2013.  Bringing Authentic Landscapes into the Classroom with Erosional Models that Connect Science and Engineering Practices. Science Scope.
    • Bohlscheid, J. & Davis, J. 2012.  Higher Education Science Student Perspectives on Classroom Instructional Methods: A Pilot Study. Journal of Food Science Education.

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