Alan Davis
Associate Professor


  • Academic counseling
  • English language learners
  • Graduation rate
  • Transition to adulthood

Alan Davis is associate professor of urban ecologies and research methodology in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. He is past president of the Association of Colorado Education Evaluators and a Fulbright specialist in education research methodology. His work focuses on adolescents and schooling, including high school dropout rates, school transitions, undergraduate student retention, identity development, career aspirations, and social-emotional aspects of secondary schooling.  Recent publications include a chapter on adolescence for Oxford Bibliographies in Education, a chapter on digital storytelling for the Handbook of Social Impacts of Digital Media, a study of sex and ethnic differences in occupational aspirations of adolescents in the Journal of Education of Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), and a study of social and emotional predictors of high school completion.