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Joanna Davis

Assistant Professor of Accounting/Business
Office: 317 CBH 
Mail Stop: 1743 
Phone: 6519 

Degrees earned: BA in Psychology and Fine Arts; Master’s in Business Administration; Doctorate in Business Administration.

Professional experience: For the past year, Joanna has taught graduate and undergraduate business courses at Clarke University. Previously, she taught business courses at a variety of area colleges. In addition to her teaching experience, she has worked in a corporate environment as an accounting specialist for five years for an organization in the Quad Cities and a marketing project manager/graphic designer for three years at a Denver-based organization.  

Teaching philosophy:In keeping with contemporary research on student learning, I have created a teaching style that addresses the concept of conceptual thinking through the use of different individual learning approaches (auditory, visual and kinesthetic); which creates a learning environment that stresses the importance of student engagement. Student engagement is a necessary element to increase information retention. Therefore, the course emphasis techniques (memorizing, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying techniques) I utilize in my classes are designed to increase the level of information retention while at the same time emphasizing practical application.

Clarke’s impact on Joanna: The Clarke University community has instilled in me the values of the organization: Freedom, education, justice, and charity.  In doing so, they have inspired me to pursue endeavors which focus on these four principles and to be mindful of these four values throughout my every day practices.

Joanna’s impact on students: I hope the main idea students take away from my classes is that their education at Clarke is not the end of their education journey, but the beginning.

Joanna’s favorite:

Movie – Inception
Book – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Quote Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Class in college – Classical Literature
Place traveled - St. Barths
Hobby – Hiking

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  • Transfer Fall 2015