Dean, International Programs and Partnerships
Office: Brookline 018
B.A. (English) College of St. Benedict
M.Ed. (Psychopedagogy) University of Ottawa
Ph.D. (Social and Educational Studies) University of British Columbia
On July 1, 2010, Dr. Linda Davis began her tenure as Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation at Wheelock. On July 1, 2012 she assumed the post of Dean in the same unit, which has been renamed the Center for International Programs and Partnerships. The renaming was part of an academic organizational restructuring driven by Wheelock's increased focus on internationalization efforts.
Dr. Davis is the former Vice President for Research, Graduate Programmes, and International Relations at The College of The Bahamas, where she collaborated with Wheelock to offer a graduate program in early childhood. Before coming to Wheelock in 2010, she spent a year-long sabbatical in North America and West Africa as part of her continuing study of the nature of international partnerships and their dynamics.
Dr. Davis began her career as a high school teacher before joining The College of The Bahamas faculty as a member of the School of Humanities and subsequently the School of Education. While at The College she also served in various administrative roles, including Vice President Academic Affairs and Dean of Professional Studies, before taking on her last position in 2006, in which she worked to increase research activity and accessibility to graduate degrees as well as to expand the international opportunities available to the institution's students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Davis has come to Wheelock with a wealth of experience and expertise in research administration, international partnerships, and curriculum design, and is currently working closely with Wheelock's Boston and Singapore-based operations, along with other potential global partnerships in Latin America, The Caribbean, and the Middle East. She will also continue to work with Wheelock's international students, faculty, staff, and alumni as the Center for International Programs and Partnerships continues to drive Wheelock's internationalization efforts.