Rebecca Frost Davis is the Associate Vice President for Digital Learning at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX whose work focuses on the intersections of digital pedagogy and liberal education. She is co-editor (with Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers) of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, an open-access, curated collection, published in 2020 by the Modern Language Association (MLA), of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning. Davis, Gold and Harris lay out their approach to digital pedagogy in the project's extensive introduction, "Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.” Also in 2020 she co-edited a special edition of Syllabus Journal on the State of the Syllabus. Other recent publications include “Pedagogy and Learning in a Digital Ecosystem” in Jessie Moore and Randy Bass, eds. Understanding Writing Transfer and its Implications for Higher Education (2017) and “Redefining Learning Places in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem.” In Deric Shannon & Jeffery Galle (Eds.), From the Abstract to the Quotidian: Reflections on Pedagogy and Place (2017).
Davis' work on digital pedagogy has grown out of her work on teaching digital humanities. At the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), she led an initiative to develop digital humanities at liberal arts colleges and co-authored “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World” in Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). More recently she co-authored “Towards a Pedagogy of Openness: Bridging English-language and foreign-language Digital Humanities” with Carl Blyth in Carl Blyth & Joshua Thoms (Eds.), Open Education and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology (2021); and with Katherine D. Harris, “Why (in the World) Teach Digital Humanities at a Teaching-Intensive Institution?” Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy, ed. Brian Croxall and Diane Jakacki (forthcoming 2022).
Dr. Davis was a member of the digital working group for AAC&U's General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) project, has served on the faculty of the AAC&U Institute for Integrative Learning and Signature Work, served on the City of Austin's planning group to develop the Strategic Plan for Digital Inclusion for the City of Austin, has served as a member of the annual Horizon Project on the future of teaching and learning in higher education, has twice served on the Educuase Top 10 IT Issues Panel, and is a frequent speaker on digital pedagogy, liberal education, and intercampus collaboration. She teaches about digital learning environments in the university's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) of Leadership and Higher Education.
See her full curriculum vitae on her personal website.
PhD, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
MA, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
BA, summa cum laude, Classics & Russian, Vanderbilt University, 1991
Davis, Rebecca Frost and Katherine D. Harris. “Why (in the World) Teach Digital Humanities at a Teaching-Intensive Institution?” Debates in Digital Humanities Pedagogy, ed. Brian Croxall and Diane Jakacki. Debates in the Digital Humanities Series. University of Minnesota Press. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Series Editors. (forthcoming 2022)
Davis, Rebecca Frost and Carl S. Blyth. “Towards a Pedagogy of Openness: Bridging English-language and foreign-language Digital Humanities” in Carl Blyth & Joshua Thoms (Eds.), Open Education and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology. Multilingual Matters: 2021.
Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, & Jentery Sayers (Eds.). (2020). Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Modern Language Association of America. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/
Davis, Rebecca Frost, Matthew K. Gold, and Katherine D. Harris. “Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.” Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, Modern Language Association, 2020, digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/introduction/.
Davis, Rebecca Frost, Matthew K. Gold, and Katherine D. Harris (Eds.). Special Edition of the State of the Syllabus. Syllabus Journal. Vol. 9, No. 1 (2020).
Davis, Rebecca Frost, Matthew K. Gold, and Katherine D. Harris. “Introduction to the ‘State of the Syllabus’ Special Edition.” Syllabus Journal. Vol. 9, No. 1 (2020), http://www.syllabusjournal.org/syllabus/article/view/288.
“Redefining Learning Places in the Emerging Digital Ecosystem.” In Deric Shannon & Jeffery Galle (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-Based Education – From Abstract to the Quotidian. (2017)
Davis, Rebecca Frost. “Pedagogy and Learning in a Digital Ecosystem.” In J. Moore & R. Bass (Eds.), Understanding Writing Transfer and its Implications for Higher Education. (2017)
“Liberal Education: A New Game for Your Smartphone,” Liberal.education Nation, October 19, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170122144354/http://aacu.org/leap/liberal-education-nation-blog/liberal-education-new-game-your-smartphone
Rebecca Frost Davis. “Reflections on a Text Analysis Assignment.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, November 12, 2013. https://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/reflections-on-a-text-analysis-assignment/. Editor’s Choice on Digital Humanities Now, November 21, 2013.
Blog Contributor: Techne: Reflections on Teaching and Learning with Technology. http://blogs.nitle.org/. 2010-2013.
“Should liberal arts campuses do digital humanities? Process and products in the small college world.” Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. (with Bryan Alexander)
“Technology and Liberal Education: Yes and . . . ” Liberal.education Nation, February 25, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130315082309/http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2013/02/25/technology-and-liberal-education-yes-and
“HEDs Up Sessions–Why We Fight,” Liberal.education Nation, January 29, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130507073731/http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2013/01/29/heds-up-sessions-why-we-fight/
“Crowdsourcing, Undergraduates, and Digital Humanities Projects,” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, September 3, 2012. https://rebeccafrostdavis.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/crowdsourcing-undergraduates-and-digital-humanities-projects/. Editor’s Choice on Digital Humanities Now, September 11, 2012.
“Learning from the AAC&U Network,” Liberal.education Nation, February 8, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120406210404/http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2012/02/08/learning-from-the-aacu-network/
“Yes, but How Do You Teach Collaboration?,” Liberal.education Nation, February 1, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20130317015633/http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2012/02/01/how-do-you-teach-collaboration/
Davis, Rebecca Frost, and Quinn Dombrowski. 2011. Divided and Conquered: How Multivarious Isolation Is Suppressing Digital Humanities Scholarship. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. https://web.archive.org/web/20111222145339/http://www.nitle.org/live/files/36-divided-and-conquered
“Four Strategies for Liberal Education in a Networked World,” Liberal.education Nation, February 2, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110211103400/http://blog.aacu.org/index.php/2011/02/02/four-strategies-for-liberal-education-in-a-networked-world/
“Collaborative Classics: Technology and the Small Liberal Arts College,” Classics@, Volume 02, 2004, Christopher Blackwell, Ross Scaife, edd. (The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University). https://classics-at.chs.harvard.edu/classics2-rebecca-frost-davis-collaborative-classics-technology-and-the-small-liberal-arts-college/
“The Associated Colleges of the South Course Delivery System.” Best Technology Practices in Higher Education. Ed. Les Lloyd, 2004.