Chris Davis


Dr. Davis has been working in the fields of education and technology as both an educator and administrator since 2001. He has experience in both the K-12 and the higher education environments and a broad background in educational technology and distance education as a technology director, higher education faculty member, online learning consultant, and faculty development professional.

He established an innovative faculty development program at Robert Morris University entitled the Summer Academy. This weeklong educational technology workshop focuses on the pedagogically sound implementation of technology in a higher education environment. He has also worked extensively with Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit as the lead consultant and trainer in their innovative cyber program, The Regional Choice Initiative and played a vital role (as lead pedagogical and technical consultant) in the creation of a fully online program for the Institute of Pedagogy of Aruba. He has designed dozens of online courses and trained hundreds of higher education and K-12 faculty members in the areas of educational technology, online pedagogy, and instructional design.

His doctoral dissertation, The Appropriate Sequencing of Content When Training Higher Education Faculty to Teach Online Courses focused on the competencies necessary for effective instruction in the online domain and the creation of a training model to teach those competencies.

He is currently the Director of Information Technology Services at Franciscan University of Steubenville and has previously served as CIO for Virginia Wesleyan University and Lourdes University, Vice President and CIO for the University of Central Arkansas, Director of Educational Technology at Plum Borough School District, Director of the Educational Technology Center at Robert Morris University, application specialist at Duquesne University, computer support specialist at West Shore School District, and high school social studies teacher at Spring Grove Area School District.

He currently holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University (2011), a Masters degree in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University (2006), and Bachelors degrees in Secondary Education and Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2000). He has presented at a variety national conferences and has been published in the fields of faculty development and educational technology.