Christopher Davis earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University. He earned his PhD from Michigan State University in higher, adult and lifelong education. His doctoral dissertation examined how doctoral students learn to teach. His other work focuses on the unique situations of professional schools, particularly with regard to assessment, the development of instruments for educational assessment using item response theory and the social scientific aspects of health outcomes, particularly patient and prescriber attitudes. Davis is a mixed-methods scholar who regularly consults on, and collaborates with, professional faculty on quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to research.
As the assistant dean for assessment, Davis works in the Office of Academic Affairs and Assessment with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement of the student learning experience for PharmD candidates. He is also a primary facilitator of the school’s strategic plan, currently running until 2025. Davis is closely involved in all accreditation activities for the school, including ACPE accreditation for the PharmD program and reporting to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment for Middle States accreditation. He also serves as a faculty member in the department of Health Outcomes and Administrative Sciences and on several committees.