Dr. Mark Davis
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Director, Office of International Programs at the University of West Alabama
Area of Expertise
International Programs, Education, Psychology
I believes in dynamic and active learning environments where students are able to experience the material in many different ways. Using multi modal presentations provides a complete sensory experience of the material. This style improves students’ retention and understanding, allowing them to process the information in abstract and applied ways. Adding problem-based exercises that require a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application provides students with an opportunity to engage the information in an enriching manner.
Set up 18 new partner universities from Australia, France, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, England, and Germany.
Oversee international student recruitment
Moved international student population from 3% to 8%.
Initiated formal exchange programs. Doubled the number of outgoing study abroad students over the last two years.
PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY AFFILIATIONS
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, UWA Co-Chair
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Past Southeast Regional Vice President