Anita Davis | Assoc Dean of AA, Assoc Prof
Office: 300 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3989 | Email: adavis@rhodes.edu

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Research Interests:

  • Understanding the functions of the social support networks of pregnant and parenting adolescents
  • Identifying risk and protective factors for adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Evaluation of school and community-based interventions for urban youth


Education
M.A., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Rhodes College


Courses

Psychology 225 - PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 311 - COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology 338 - TEST AND MEASUREMENTS
Psychology 351 - COMMUNITY/PROGRAM EVALUATION
Psychology 485 - SENIOR SEMINAR


Selected Publications

Davis, A. A. (2002). Younger and older African American adolescent mothers’ relationships with their mothers and female peers. Journal of Adolescent Research, 17(5), 491-508.

Davis, A. A., & Rhodes, J. E., & Hamilton-Leaks, J. (1997). When both parents may be a source of support and/or problems: An analysis of pregnant and parenting female African American adolescents’ relationships with their mothers and fathers. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 7(3), 331-348.

Davis, A. A., & Rhodes, J. E. (1994). African American teenage mothers and their mothers: An analysis of supportive and problematic interactions. Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 12-20.

Rhodes, J. E. & Davis, A. A. (1996). Supportive ties between nonparent adults and urban, adolescent girls. In B. J. Leadbeater, & N. Way (Eds.), Urban girls: Resisting stereotypes, creating identities (pp. 213-225). New York: New York University Press.

Scott-Jones, D., Davis, A., Foster, M., & Hughes, T. (1995). Sexual and contraceptive behavior among Black adolescents. In R. L. Taylor (Ed.), Social and economic status of Black youth in the United States (pp. 157-178). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.