Welcome to my portfolio site. After teaching at the university level for the past 15 years, I have gone back to college to “retool” as it were. I am now obtaining a graduate degree in History & Archival Studies, with the intention of becoming an archivist. I am enjoying this process of retooling into a related field immensely. With this career, I still get to use my research skills and interests, but this time I will be helping other academics to conduct their research in various manuscripts and special collections.

This portfolio represents my changing professional identity and a sampling of my projects and publications.

Featured Posts & Projects


Finally published! Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students

Davis, A. (2017). Introduction: Exigency and Unintended Consequences, in Davis, A. & Webb, S. (Eds.) Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students. Fountainhead Press in the X Series on Professional Development. This collection gives voice to graduate students about their professional development experiences. Graduate students, regardless of their post‐degree objectives, are encouraged and/or required to […]


An Ode for all times

In a hostel bar in Istanbul, Turkey in 1994, I saw these words etched into the wooden table; they have remained with me ever since…   We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: […]