Rebecca Frost Davis is the Associate Vice President for Digital Learning at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX whose works 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 by the MLA, of downloadable, reusable, and remixable pedagogical resources for humanities scholars interested in the intersections of digital technologies with teaching and learning. 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). 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).
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, is a regular member of annual Horizon Project on the future of teaching and learning in higher education, 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 in Higher Education.
PhD, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
MA, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
BA, summa cum laude, Classics & Russian, Vanderbilt University, 1991
Publications & Articles
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/
Blyth, Carl and Rebecca Frost Davis. “A Pedagogy of Openness in the Digital Humanities” in Carl Blyth & Joshua Thoms (Eds.), Open Education and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology (forthcoming 2020).
“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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). http://chs.harvard.edu/wa/pageR?tn=ArticleWrapper&bdc=12&mn=1335
“The Associated Colleges of the South Course Delivery System.” Best Technology Practices in Higher Education. Ed. Les Lloyd, 2004.