Title: Professor, African & African American Studies, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Jeanette R. Davidson is a professor of African & African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She has taught at the university for 20 years and was director of African & African Studies for 15 years, until 2017. Davidson has published extensively in the areas of Black studies, race and competency in social work practice and education. Currently, she is writing a book, Black Lives in Scotland: Telling Our Stories, and is working on the second edition of her textbook, African American Studies. Davidson is a member of the board of directors of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) and is a member of the Executive Board of the Southwest Center for Human Relations in Education, home of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). She is a faculty member of the Annual Summer School on Black Europe, Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogues and a fellow of the Molefi Kete Institute. Prior to teaching at the University of Oklahoma, she taught at Columbia University School of Social Work. Born and raised in Scotland, Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in English literature from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and an MSSW and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.