Dr. Theodore J. Davis

A Horizontal Rule
Dr. Theodore J. Davis

Associate Professor
Political Science and International Relations
306 Smith Hall
Phone: (302) 831-8580

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Theodore J. Davis, PhD (Florida State University, 1985) joined the Department in 1987 and has a joint appointment in 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 teaches courses related to public policy, urban politics, race and politics, and the politics of poverty. Professor Davisí current research focus includes urban politics and community development (with a focus on inner city communities); educational achievement gap; the politics of race and socioeconomic inequality; and governance and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent Publications:

Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition. NY: Routledge, 2010.

'The Political Orientation of Blacks and Whites: Converging, Diverging, or Remaining Constant?' Social Science Journal 42 (2006): 487-498.

'Local Labor Market Structure and Black Unemployment.' Review of Black Political Economy 30:3 (2002).

The Pace of Progress: A Report on the State of People of Color in Delaware. With Leland Ware and David Rudder. Wilmington, DE: Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, 2002.

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