Dr. Davis is cultural sociologist who studied the intersections of careers, higher education, and organizations; key recent research themes include college-to-career transitions and student entrepreneurism.
- Ph.D. Sociology, University of California San Diego
- M.A. Sociology, Humboldt State University
- M.A. Biblical & Theological Studies, Biola University
- B.A. Psychology & Social Science, Vanguard University
- Senior Seminar in Sociology – SOC 476
- Sociology of Education – SOC 475
- Social Research Methods & Design – SOC 460
- Sociology of Religion – SOC 430
- Sociological Analysis – SOC 260
- Introduction to Sociology – SOC 101
- Research Methods for Criminal Justice – SCJ 395
Professional and Community Involvement
- American Sociological Association; Section on Sociology of Education; Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work
Awards and Honors
- Kauffman Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship
- Graduate Student of the Year in Sociology, Humboldt State University
- Undergraduate Student of the Year in Psychology, Vanguard University
Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications
- Dissertation: "The Ventured Student: The Rise and Impacts of University-Sponsored Entrepreneurial Training Programs"
- Forthcoming Monograph: "The Adjunct Dilemma: Evaluating Conditions to Improve Outcomes" Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
- Davis, Daniel and Amy Binder. 2016. “Selling Students: The Rise of Corporate Partnership Programs in University Career Centers.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 46: 395-422.
- Binder, Amy, Daniel Davis, and Nick Bloom. 2016. “Career Funneling: How Elite Students Learn to Define and Desire ‘Prestigious’ Jobs.” Sociology of Education, 89(1): 20-39.