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Marilyn Davis

Director, Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal, Center of Pedagogy

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Marilyn R. Davis is Director of the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal, an interdisciplinary infrastructure for school/university partnerships to practice simultaneous renewal of teacher education from induction to advanced professional development. She began her education career at the University of New Mexico (UNM), College of Education in 1988, and earned a Masters of Educational Leadership in school/university collaboration, state budgets and school finance. Davis subsequently became the Director and Liaison for the College of Education Professional Development Partnerships, the Institute for Professional Development, and a Steering Committee Member of the Albuquerque Public Schools Cognitive Coaching Collaborative. Previous Principal Investigator of more than $20 million in annually contracted funds to prepare teachers and strengthen and sustain programs for experienced teachers in school districts along the Middle Rio Grande corridor of New Mexico (1990 - 2004). Davis joined Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, in 2008, as a doctoral fellow, teaching educational psychology courses and research methods. She returned to New Mexico in 2012 as a Research Scientist in the UNM College of Education Multicultural Education Center and the Center for Educational Policy Research. Davis’s current research interests sit in pre-service and teacher educators' understandings and perception of equity as linked to teacher preparation and practice in school-based settings.

Elev8 Community Schools (Atlantic Philanthropies Funded Program Evaluation), Contributing Researcher
SunPath Alternative Paths to Healthcare Certification (Workforce Development (TAACCT)Fund) Lead Research Scientists (13 New Mexico Community Colleges - Program Evaluation)


Davis, M. R., & Hassan, A. A. H. A. (2013). Teaching for service learning and community leadership in the United Arab Emirates', Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 20).

Davis, M., Jaber, M. A., AlSumaiti, R., & Williams, B. (2016). Emiratiyat Embracing a Shifting World: Ways of Knowing Leadership in the United Arab Emirates', Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A Worldview (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 25).

Educational Leadership Finance and School/University Partnerships
Language Literacy & Sociocultural Studies: Educational Thought
Educational Psychology: Research Methods

Contract and Grant Writing Funding and Administration
Community Schools