Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Professor, Africana Studies
Faculty Scholar, Center for the Study of Diversity
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Theodore J. Davis, Jr., (Ph. D. Florida State University) is an professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Africana Studies. He regularly teaches courses related to public policy, urban politics, race and politics, and the politics of poverty. He has taught courses in public administration, research methods, Introduction to Black American Studies and governance and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Davis current research focus include: 1) urban politics and the African-American community development, 2) the politics, inequality and educational outcomes, and 3) governance and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of the book Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition(Routledge 2012). Dr. Davis is currently working on a book project tentatively titled The Politics and Perils of Educational Disparities: The Pace of Blacks’ Educational Progress since 1980s. Dr. Davis has engaged in a variety of service activities that have contributed to the service missions of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, the Department of Africana Studies, the University of Delaware community, and the broader community.