Vicki Davis

Vicki  Davis 

PhD Student

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.A. Theatre (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) B.A. English (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Master's Degree: M.S. Education (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) M.A. English (Tennessee Tech University)


Office: Allen 210-G






Vicki Davis worked as a stage manager, actress, theatre critic, and elementary school teacher before earning an M.A. in English from Tennessee Tech University, where she specialized in mid-Victorian literature, feminist theory, and adaptation theory. Her current research investigates the interplay between discourse and culture in a variety of contexts. Her dissertation will focus on the rhetoric of education reform in Victorian England. 

Area of Interest

Rhetoric, cultural studies, history and philosophy of education, pedagogy, knowledge transfer, metacognition

Awards & Honors

David and Jane O. Bailey Scholarship for Teacher Education 

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

Phi Beta Kappa

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi




Rethinking the First Year Composition Portfolio

Louisiana Association for College Composition, New Orleans, LA. Spring 2014. 


Unmasking Texts, Revealing Identities: The Body as an Analytic Tool

Mardi Gras Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. Spring 2014. 

Let's Talk: A Conversation between Secondary and Post-secondary English/Language Arts Teachers

Louisiana Council of Teachers of English Conference, Nanotitches, LA. Fall 2013. 

Cross-Talk in Transfer Theory: Threshold Concepts in Writing Pedagogy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students.

Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Savannah, GA. Summer 2013. 


Knowledge Transfer as Travel: Teaching Students to Compose Across Disciplines.

Mardi Gras Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. Spring 2013. 


I Want to Be Loved: The Gothic Heroine in David O. Selznick’s Jane Eyre. 

Tennessee Philological Association, Cookeville, TN. Spring 2011.