Education Professor Named Journal Editor

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 23, 2016 – The North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education selected Dr. James Davis, associate professor of education at High Point University, as editor of the NCMLE Journal. Davis was selected from among more than 40 candidates for this honor.

The NCMLE Journal publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts twice a year on topics related to the education of young adolescents with a special emphasis on middle level education in North Carolina. This includes instructional techniques, analysis of current issues, techniques from strengthening middle level education, reviews of instructional materials, strategies for recruiting and training teachers, and research findings.

“I am excited about working with the many qualified individuals who serve on the NCMLE Board,” says Davis. “School transformation and strengthening at the middle grades level has always been a topic of extreme interest to me.”

Davis has been an associate professor in the School of Education at HPU since 2014. He is also coordinator of the school’s doctoral program in educational leadership. A former Principal of the Year, his professional experience includes serving as a school administrator and middle school teacher. He has researched school transformation, teacher effectiveness, teacher leadership, principal support and at-risk populations, and has published his work in a number of academic journals.

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