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Carl E. Davis

Assistant Professor of Education

Carl E. Davis


B.S. – University of Southern Mississippi, 1978
M.Ed. – University of William Carey, 1987 – Educational Leadership and Administration
Ed.D. – University of Southern Mississippi, 1995 – Educational Leadership


Dr. Carl Davis Joined the faculty of Mercer University  in 2006 as Assistant Professor of Education at the Tift College of Education. He previously served as a district superintendent, area superintendent, assistant superintendent, chief HR officer building principal, assistant principal and math instructor.


At Mercer University, he teaches in the educational leadership department and he has taught all leadership courses for both master level and doctorate level students.
In 2017, Dr. Davis received the prestigious Tift College of Education Cathryn Futral Award. Excellence in Teaching, Mercer University.


His research focus and area of expertise include the application of critical leadership issues faced by school district leaders and community leaders that are illuminated by the complex intersections of social economic, culture, ethnicity, and socio-demographic. His focus involves culturally responsive leadership challenges that are offered by diversity with special emphasis given to increasing the achievement of all students by easing the predictive factors of economics, cultural, and ethnicity.


His service extends to the university and community at large. He serves on a variety of internal and external committees and boards.  He is currently collaborating with two of Tift College of Education approved IRB research projects. Tift College of Education University Project for Teaching and Leaders in the Dominican Republic. He serves as an investigator, in this research base study. Dr. Davis is also involved in Mercer’s University Agstem Professional Project. This innovative education research project in Stem Education is based in the Dominican Republic. He serves as a collaborator, instructor and researcher.