Tene Davis

College of Education, Georgia State University


Tene Davis currently serves as the Associate Director of Georgia State University’s Early College Program, Director of the African American Male Initiative at Booker T. Washington High School in the Atlanta Public School system, and Director of Georgia State University’s Girls Who Code club all located within the Alonzo A Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence.  Prior to her appointment she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant to the Early College program while pursuing her Ph. D. in Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University.  Her research interests include the history of education in the South, the history of Black education, urban education, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, and college readiness. Her publication in the Journal of Negro history as well as her numerous presentations on her research topics solidifies her interest and authority in these areas.  Dr. Davis has garnered two grants to support the African American Male Initiative(AAMI) at a local high school which has allowed for further work in her stated areas of interests.  While serving as the Associate Director, Dr. Davis has also served as an instructor within the Educational Policy Studies Department at Georgia State University.  Before her work at Georgia State, she worked in the Atlanta Public Schools system as an elementary school teacher. Dr. Davis holds a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Howard University.


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