Theodore J. Davis, Jr., (Ph. D. Florida State University) is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Black American Studies. His research and teaching interests include urban politics, governance and inequality (especially as it relates to African Americans and people of African heritage). He regularly teach courses related to public policy, urban politics, race and politics, and the politics of poverty. He has occasionally taught courses in public administration and research methods.
Dr. Davis current research focus includes: 1) urban politics and community development (with a focus on inner city communities), 2) educational achievement gap, 3) the politics of inequality, and 4) governance and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of the book Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition (Routledge 2012). Dr. Davis is currently working on a book project tentatively titled The Politics and Perils of Racial Disparities and Inequality: The Pace of Blacks’ Educational Progress. Dr. Davis is also working on several projects that examines the relationship between good governance, poverty reduction and human development in Sub-Saharan Africa.