S. Davis, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Communication
Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte. Prior to coming to UNCC, she was a researcher at
the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South
Florida, where she was involved in numerous projects that
studied the communication processes involved in children's
mental health services. Her research interests are in the
intersection of family, health, and disability. Dr. Davis
publishes regularly on topics such as children’s health,
end-of-life communication, family disability, qualitative
methods, and narrative ethnography and autoethnography. Her
B.A. degree in Communication is from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and her M.A.
degree in Communication Studies is from the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro. Her Ph.D. in Communication Studies
was awarded by the University of South Florida in 2005.