Dr. Katerina Davis has worked in academia for over 29 years. She values interdisciplinary teaching, research, and services. She presented her theory-driven empirical mixed methods research in local, national, and international conferences in Puerto Rico, Moldova, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Canada, and the United States (Florida, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama). She was nominated for the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2003 and the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2008. She served as a researcher and research consultant at the FSU Center for Leadership and Social Change, Florida Campus Compact, Trans-cultural Research and Education Consortium, Florida Center for Reading Research, Comparative and International Education Society, and National Association for Multicultural Education.
Dr. Davis earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Florida State University. During her time at FSU, she taught interdisciplinary academic courses in the College of Social Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education, and engaged in research in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She served as a mentor for the International Network Scholarship Program for Faculty Development Fellowship and a co-chair for the New Scholars of Dissertation and Publication Mentoring Workshops at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). She received prestige awards and research grants from the U.S. Department of Education, American Councils for International Education, Open Society Foundations, Central European University, Comparative and International Education Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Florida State University.
She has been a guest speaker at the Christian Schools of Palm Beach County Staff Development Day, facilitating the seminar “Schooling in Developing Countries: Intercultural Communication”. Dr. Davis was a frequently invited guest speaker at the Gus A. Stavros Center for Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education and the Kiwanis Club in Tallahassee. She worked on the federally funded research project “No Child Left Behind” at the Florida Reading Research Center (FCRR) and volunteered in the Global Leadership Summit for Church Leaders “Lead Where You Are”.
Dr. Davis joined PBA in 2018. At PBA, she has developed two advanced graduate courses for the Global Development Master’s Program: DEV-5063 Development Policy (Fall-2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) and DEV-5033 Practicum in Development Policy (Spring-2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022). She also taught the undergraduate course PLS-3413 International Relations for the Political Science Department. While teaching the Developing Policy graduate course, Dr. Davis created an academic-practice partnership with the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce through the Prosperity Leadership Program and built a partnership with the Boca Community Church through the City Lead Initiative Program, providing her students with the professional development, spiritual, and networking opportunities and connecting them with local successful spiritual leaders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.
Professional development includes certificates in development policy, compliance and research administration and training (CReATE), research and data analysis, and instructional excellence in political science and economics.
PHD in Sociocultural & International Development Education Studies, Florida State University | Certificate in Education Policy, Florida State University | MA in Economics, Shakarim State University | BA in Accounting, Audit and Analysis of Industrial Activity, Shakarim State University