- B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979
- M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1999
- Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005
Areas of Interest
- Health Communication, with an emphasis on mental health, disability, aging, end-of-life communication, family communication, patient-provider communication, and group communication.
- Research Methods, with a an emphasis on narratives, ethnography, and autoethnography.
Dr. Davis has recently published:
Davis, C.S. (2010). Death: The Beginning of a Relationship. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Davis, C. S. (2013). Conversations about qualitative communication scholarship: Behind the scenes with leading scholars. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Davis, C. S. (2013). Communicating hope: An ethnography of a children’s mental health care team. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Davis, C.S., Gallardo, H.P., & Lachlan, K. (2012). Straight talk about communication research methods (2nd Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing. (FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT “STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS,” CLICK HERE)
She is also currently working on several projects related to:
- Communication in a pediatric palliative care team
- Children’s mental health treatment team meetings, including mental health communication literacy, support, and a strengths-based approach
- Critical analysis of social construction of health, wellness and exercise
- Women and aging
- Social construction at end-of-life in eulogies, cemeteries, horror films, ghost hunting
- Communication Research Methods
- Health Communication
- Healthcare Narratives
- Health Communication Focus Groups
- Communication and Aging
- End-of-Life Communication