R.E. Davis

Dr. Davis has worked for several universities teaching both media and communication courses.

He has also been employed as a waiter, roofer, short order cook, rodeo clown, logger, janitor, auctioneer, carpenter, blacksmith, bouncer, ranch hand and financial-fraud advisor for the Oklahoma Securities and Exchange Commission.

He is currently a firefighter/EMT for the San Leon Fire Department.

Teaching Philosophy:

Dr. Davis believes that the material learned in communication classes should have a direct and applicable impact on the career and leadership goals of the student.

Education

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

B.A., Sam Houston State University

COM Courses

  • SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication

Teaching Experience

College of the Mainland – 2014-Present

Assistant Professor – Dept. of Mass Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2013-2014

Lecturer of Communication – Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012-2013

Instructor – Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oklahoma, 2010-2012

Instructor – Humanities Department, Oklahoma State University, 2011-2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Oklahoma, 2009-2010

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Film and Video Studies Program, University of Oklahoma, 2008-2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Dept. of Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2005-2008

Graduate Research Assistant – Dept. of Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2006-2007

Lecturer of Mass Communication – Dept. of Mass Communication, Sam Houston State University, 2003 – 2005

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Station Operations Manager SFA-TV2 – Dept. of Mass Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2001-2002

Professional Highlights

Invited Speaker

“How to Talk to your Professors” for the College of the Mainland Student Success Series, 2015

“How to Succeed in College” for the College of the Mainland New Student Orientation, 2014, 2015

“LGBT History” for the College of the Mainland LGBT Club, 2014 

“Blogging as Media Production” for Media Writing courses. Stephen F. Austin State University 2014.

“Political Counterpublics Online and Co-Cultural Formation” for Intercultural Communication course. University of Nevada, Reno 2013

“The What and How of Ethnography” for Research Methods course. University of Nevada, Reno 2013

“Social Media and the Future of Counterpublics Online” for Argument and Debate Course. University of Nevada, Reno 2012

“Activism” for Introduction to Social Justice Class, Women’s and Gender Studies Program. University of Oklahoma, 2012

“What is Intersectionality?” for Race Class and Gender Class, Women’s and Gender Studies Program. University of Oklahoma, 2012

“Why Gender Neutral Housing is Necessary” for Students for a Democratic Society and The University of Oklahoma Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Friends Rally for Gender Neutral Housing, 2012

“Identity and Rural Oklahoma” for The Prime Timers Oklahoma City Chapter, 2012

“Intersectionality an Introduction” for Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Course, Women’s and Gender Studies Program. University of Oklahoma, 2011-2012

“The Colonization of Our Identity” for Women and World Politics Class, Women’s and      Gender Studies Program. University of Oklahoma, 2011

“Radical Politics” for The Women’s Outreach Center, University of Oklahoma, 2010

“Propaganda or Persuasion?” for English Composition II, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, 2010

Interviews

“Gender Studies the impact on Oklahoma” for The Cimarron Alliance podcast Oklahoma Inside Out, 2012

“Rural Issues in Oklahoma” for The Cimarron Alliance podcast Oklahoma Inside Out, 2012

Publications

“Cybersex” Peer reviewed entry for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality, 2013

Conference Papers

“Innovation in the Art and Craft of Forensics” Paper presented to Southern States Communication Association, Tampa Florida, 2015

“Social Movement Media and Internet Communication Technologies: Creating Critical Counterpublics” Paper presented to Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) at the Global Research Communication Association’s International conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2013

“Media Education in the United States and Internet Communication Technologies” Paper presented to Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum SDJF at the Global Research Communication Association’s International conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2013

“Transforming the Communication Environment in Post War Areas Through Community Communication” Paper presented to Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum SDJF at the Global Research Communication Association’s International conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2013

“The Future of Communication and Convergence in ICT’s” Paper presented to Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum SDJF at the Global Research Communication Association’s International conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2013

“Creating a Social Media Minor” Paper to be presented at Bright Ideas Conference Stephen f. Austin State University, April 2014

“Social Media and Queer Counterpublics: Diversifying Queer Counter-Discourses on New Internet Platforms.” Paper presented at Western States Communication Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV, February 2013

 "Activist Semiotics." Paper presented at the Semiotics Society of America Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011

“Modern French Activist Networks.” Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) 2nd European Communication Conference on “Communication Policies and Culture in Europe,” Barcelona, Spain, November 2008

"Stolen Signs: The Patch Jacket as Contested Space in the Symbol System of Punk Rock." Paper presented at the 33rd Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Houston TX, October 2008

“The Third Dimension Lending Library: Simultaneous Withdrawal and Social Advancement in an Activist Collective.” Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research/UNESCO, Community Communication Division, Paris France, July 2007

“Social Action Groups, the Manko Kibbutz, and the Power of Withdrawal.” Paper presented at the Ethnographic Research Division, National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX, November 2006

“The Carnival of Large Puppets and Their Role in the Changing Technology of Protest.” Paper presented at the Second Communication Conference of the Americas, sponsored by the National Communication Association and Federación Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación Social (FELAFACS), San Antonio, TX, November 2006

“Televisa’s Functions as a Media Monopoly in Mexico’s Managed Democracy.” Paper presented at the Caribbean and Latin American Section of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2005

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