Wiley Davi

  • Professor, English and Media Studies
  • Program Facilitator, Bentley's Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB)
  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Community Diversity
  • Program Facilitator, Erasmus Center for Women and Organizations
  • Ph.D. Tufts University

Teaching Interests

Diversity,
Cross-cultural Communication,
Composition and Rhetoric

Research Interests

Pedagogy; Diversity;
Gender Studies;
Composition and Rhetoric

Consulting/Practice Interests

Diversity

Bio

Primary research interests include pedagogy, diversity, and service-learning. Teaching interests include multiculturalism and diversity, gender studies, and medieval literature. Published in The Journal of Basic Writing, Radical Teacher, The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and Liberal Education. Recipient of the Gregory Adamian Excellence in Teaching Award.

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association Present
  • National Council of Teachers of English Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, STEP 2020 Faculty of the Year Award, Student Transition Education Program (STEP)
  • 2017, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2011, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, Bentley University
  • 2011, The Curricular Service-Learning Award, Bentley Service-Learning Center
  • 2009, Innovation in Teaching Award, 2009
  • 2008, Innovation in Teaching Award, 2008, Bentley University
  • 2007, Bentley Scholarship Award, 2006
  • 2007, Rainbow Award, LGBTQ@Bentley
  • 2004, SGA Faculty Member of the Year
  • 2004, The Curricular Service-Learning Faculty Award
  • 2003, Innovation in Teaching Award
  • 2001, Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. (2015). Mind Yourself: Using Metacognition to Engage in Difference and to Deepen Learning . Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, (14) 4 1-10.
  • Davi, W. C., Spelman, D. H. (2015). The Role of Metacognition in Chairing a Department. The Department Chair, (26) 1 2.
  • Arenella, L. S., Davi, W., Veeser, C. R., Wiggins, R. A. (2009). The Best of Both Worlds: Infusing Liberal Learning into a Business Curriculum. Liberal Education, (95) 1 (Link)
  • Davi, A., Frydenberg, M., Gulati, G. (2007). Blogging Across the Disciplines: Integrating Technology to Enhance Liberal Learning. The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, (3) 3
  • Davi, A., Dunlap, M., Green, A. E. (2007). Exploring Difference in the Service-Learning Classroom: Three Teachers Write about Anger, Sexuality, and Social Justice. Reflections: Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, (VI) 1 41-66.
  • Dunlap, M., Scoggin, J., Green, P., Davi, A. (2007). White Students' Experiences of Privilege and Socioeconomic Disparities:Toward a Theoretical Model. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, (13) 2 19-30.
  • Davi, A. (2006). In the Service of Writing and Race. The Journal of Basic Writing, (25) 1 73-95.
  • Frydenberg, M., Davi, A. (2006). Integrating Liberal Learning Principles into the Information Technology Classroom. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, (2) 3 195-204. (Link)
  • Davi, A. (2006). Reflections of a Transgender Medievalist. Radical Teacher. 77 40-41.
  • Davi, A. (2006). Using Virtual Space to Enhance the Classroom. The Teaching Professor, (20) 1 1.
  • Davi, W., Haughton, D. M., Nasr, N. I., Shah, G. R., Skaletsky, M. . (2005). A Review of Two Text-Mining Packages: SAS Textmining and WordStat. The American Statistician, (59) 1 1-15.
  • Davi, A. (1993). Mothering. Phoebe: Journal of Feminist Scholarship , Theory, and Aesthetics, (5) 2 70-73.

    Books


  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H. (2020). Leading with Uncommon Sense: Slowing Down, Looking Inward, Taking Action. Springer International Publishing

  • Book Chapters


  • Cruz, M., Fong-Olivares, Y., Davi, W. (2022). Brave dialogues: An essential leadership practice to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations In J. Marques and D. Satinder, (Eds.) Leading With Diversity, Equity and Inclusion . Springer International Forthcoming.
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H. (2021). Working More Effectively with Non-binary Colleagues In Joan Marques, (Eds.) Exploring Gender at Work. 181-196. Palgrave MacMillan
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H. (2018). Breaking Habits to Foster Engaged Leadership In Joan Marques and Satidner Dhiman, (Eds.) Engaging Leadership: Transforming Through Future Oriented Design Thinking. 251-264. Springer
  • Davi, W., Dunlap, M., Green, A. (2008). Feminist Ways of Seeing: Preparing Students for Service-Learning In Dugger, Karen, (Eds.) Handbook on Service Learning. 14-25. Towson, MD: Institute for Teaching and Research on Women, Towson University

  • Conference Papers


  • Wiggins, R. A., Davi, W. (2005). Integrating Liberal Learning across the CurriculumAAC&U, 2005 AAC&U Conference.
  • Wiggins, R. A., Davi, W. (2005). Integrating Liberal Learning across the CurriculumManagement Education Alliance, 2005 MEA Faculty Workshop.

  • Presentations

  • Wiggins, R. A., Davi, W. (2021). “Ask, Show, & Reflect: Using Formative Feedback to Enhance Student Learning” Presented at the Bentley University 2nd Annual Teaching Colloquium Waltham, MA
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H. (2020). “Leading with Uncommon Sense” Presented at the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences BD4D: Books by Deans for Deans Online
  • Davi, W., Fong-Olivares, Y. (2020). “"Courageous Conversations"” Presented at the United Nations Interagency Diversity & Inclusion Network of The Hague United Nations' "Diversity@work" The International Criminal Court in The Hague
  • Stuckey, J. K., Davi, W. (2020). “The Poverty Tax: Using the Neo-western to Critique Social Injustice” Presented at the Valente Center Humanities Seminar Bentley
  • Andrews, B. J., Choi, S., Eijmberts, J. P., Ledley, F. D., Cleary, E., Thomas, S., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Stuckey, J. K., Davi, W., DeLeo, R., Moriarty, J., Gainsborough, J. F., Gentry, W., , C. R. (2020). “How Taxes Shape Lives” Presented at the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences Convener, Bentley Humanities Seminar Bentley University
  • Davi, W., Pine, D. (2019). “Using an Intersectional Approach to Mentoring to Increase Diversity & Inclusion” Presented at the The Mentoring Institute 12th Annual Mentoring Conference: Towards the Science of Mentoring The University of New Mexico
  • Davi, W. (2019). “Finding Your Leadership Voice” Presented at the Kronos Kronos Annual Conference: KronosWorks 2019 Orlando, FL
  • Davi, W. (2019). “The Woman Who Was Mistake for a Man” Presented at the AHRMIO 2010 AHRMIO Annual Conference: Beyond Purpose: Engagement. Innovation. Impact Boston University
  • Davi, W. (2019). Presented at the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences CCAS: Conference for New Chairs Savannah, Georgia
  • Davi, W. (2018). “Embracing Diversity While Maintaining Civility in Today's Liberal Arts Colleges” Presented at the CCAS Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences 53rd Annual Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Davi, W. (2018). Presented at the Rotterdam School of Management Women in Leadership Conference 2018 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • LaFarge, V. V., Davi, W. (2018). “Blending Business and Liberal Education Through the Liberal Studies Major” Presented at the Aspen Institute Aspen Undergraduate Consortium Copenhagen Denmark
  • Cruz, M., Davi, W. (2017). “Building Strategies, Bridging Differences: An Intersectional Dialogue about Individual and Institutional Strategies to Advance (all) Women at Work ” Presented at the Brunel Business School, Brunel University 10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference London, UK
  • Davi, W. (2017). “Advance in Your Career: Recognize Your Blind Spots” Presented at the The Rotterdam School of Management Women in Leadership Conference 2017 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H. (2017). “Leading with Uncommon Sense” Presented at the Bentley Research Council 2017 Bentley Research Colloquium: The Future of Work: The Changing Workplace, Workforce and Nature of Work Bentley University
  • Dickson, P., Carlson, C., Davi, W. (2017). “Rethinking the Faculty-Led Model of First-Year Seminar” Presented at theThe 24th National Conference on Students in Transition Costa Mesa, California
  • Cruz, M., Opara, V., Hwang, S., Haq, R., Davi, W. (2017). “An Intersectional Examination of Career Advancement Strategies for Women” Presented at the2017 Bentley Research Colloquium: The Future of Work: The Changing Workplace, Workforce and Nature of Work Waltham, MA
  • Davi, W. (2016). “Using Metacognition to Enhance Learning in the Composition Classroom” Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual Convention Hartford, CT
  • Davi, W., Orrs, M. (2015). “Metacognition and Mindful Dialogue as a Bridge Across Cultural Difference” Presented at the The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Building Just Communities Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. (2015). “Mind Yourself: Using Metacognition to Engage in Difference and to Deepen Learning” Presented at the Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations 15th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations and the On Diversity knowledge community University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Davi, W. (2015). “Diversity and Multicultural Education” Presented at the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Madrid Spain
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. (2015). “Using Metacognition to Engage in Difference and to Deepen Learning” Presented at the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Madrid, Spain
  • Spelman, D. H., Davi, W. (2015). “Thinking about Thinking as a Department Chair” Presented at the Kansas State University and IDEA Education 32nd Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference Austin, TX
  • Davi, W. C. (2014). “Reframing Reluctance and Resistance” Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Indianapolis, IN
  • Spelman, D. H., Avery, E., Davi, W. (2013). “Beyond Open-Mindedness: Facilitating True Integration Across Intecultural Differences” Presented at the Common Ground Thirteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations Darwin, Australia
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. (2011). “First Principles in Diversity Education: Power, Oppression, and Privilege” Presented at the Common Ground Publishing Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Cape Town, South Africa
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. (2011). “Textual Analysis as a Diversity Education Tool” Presented at the University of Louisville Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Davi, W., Spelman, D. H., Avery, E. L. (2010). “Developing the Literacy of the Engaged Citizen in a Diverse World” Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention Orlando, FL
  • Spelman, D. H., Davi, W., Avery, E. L. (2010). “Leaning In and Stepping Back: Embracing Complexity in the Teaching of Diversity” Presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Tetreault, D. D., Davi, W. (2009). “COLLEGE READING AND WRITING GONE WRONG...WHAT'S A PROFESSOR TO DO?”
  • Tetreault, D. D., Davi, W. (2009). “College Reading and Writing Gone Wrong...What's a Teaching Professor To Do?”
  • Tetreault, D. D., Davi, W. (2008). “College Reading and Writing Gone Wrong...What's a Teaching Professor To do?”
  • Davi, W., Tetreault, D. D. (2008). “College Reading and Writing Gone Wrong” Presented at theTeaching Professor Conference Kissimmee, FL
  • Davi, W. (2008). “When Virtual Spaces and Learning Collide” Presented at theTeaching Professor Conference Kissimmee, FL
  • Davi, W. (2007). “Making Race, Class, and Gender Matter” Presented at theConference on College Composition and Communication New York, New York
  • Davi, W., Green, A., Winans, A., Berstein, S. (2007). “The Rhetoric of Race: Reflections on Writing by Students of Color in the Service-Learning Classroom” Presented at theFeminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Civic Discourse Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Frydenberg, M. E., Davi, W. (2006). “IT 101 and Critical Thinking: Using Technology to Integrate Liberal Learning into the Classroom” Presented at theLearning and Technology: Implications for Liberal Education and the Disciplines Seattle, WA
  • Davi, W. (2005). “Cultural Anxiety and the Media's Containment of Female Masculinity” Presented at thePopular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference San Diego, CA
  • Wiggins, R. A., Davi, W. (2005). “Integrating Liberal Learning across the Curriculum” Presented at the Management Education Alliance 2005 MEA Faculty Workshop Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Davi, W. (2005). “The intersections of Race and Ethnicity in the Service Learning Composition Classroom” Presented at theConference on College Composition and Communication San Francisco, CA
  • Wiggins, R. A., Davi, W. (2005). “Integrating Liberal Learning across the Curriculum” Presented at the AAC&U 2005 AAC&U Conference Bethesda, Maryland
  • Davi, W. (2004). “Teaching Chaucer at a Business University” Presented at the39th International Medieval Congress Kalamazoo, MI
  • Davi, W., Salguero, C. (2004). “Retention through Collaboration: A Dual Approach to the Retention of Diverse Students” Presented at theNational Conference on Race and Ethnicity Miami, FL
  • Davi, W. (2004). “Popular Culture and Expository Writing” Presented at thePCA/ACA Conference San Antonio, TX
  • Davi, W. (2003). “Why Hockey Players Need to Beowulf” Presented at theAmerican Comparative Literature Association Conference San Diego, CA
  • Davi, W. (2003). “Teaching Diversity, Living Diversity” Presented at theNational Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education San Francisco, CA
  • Davi, W. (2002). “Increasing Cultural Diversity on Campus: Contractual Admission Program at Bentley College” Presented at theNational Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education New Orleans, LA
  • Davi, W. (2001). “Innovative Approaches to Teaching First-year Composition” Presented at theCentral New York Conference on Language and Literature Cortland, NY
  • Davi, W. (2001). “Narrative Blindness: Reading Troilus Reading” Presented at theInternational Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, MI
  • Davi, W. (2001). “Multiculturalism in the Classroom” Presented at theRocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference Vancouver, BC
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for EMS Department Writing & Communication Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Evaluation Committee 2010 - Present
  • Committee Chair for EMS Tenure-Track Search Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for EMS Department Lecturer Search Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Committee Chair for EMS Department Chair Evaluation 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for First-Year EXP Placement Exam Committee 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Chair for EMS Department Strategic Planning Committee 2012 - 2017
  • Committee Member for EMS Department Assurance of Learning Committee 2010 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Summer Research Grant Committee 2010 - 2017
  • Committee Member for EMS Department Curriculum Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Chair for English & Media Studies Department 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for EMS Lecturer Search Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Chair for Tenure-track Filmmaker Search Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Member for Tenure-track Film Search Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Member for Senate 2010 - 2011
  • Committee Member for EMS Department Tenure-Track Search Committee 2010 - 2011
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Promotion & Tenure Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Racial Justice Taskforce 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Equity Center Advisory Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Curriculum Taskforce 4.0 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Gender and Sexuality Student Programs Advisory Council 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Diversity Council 2019 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Ad Hoc International Student Services Review Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for Courseleaf Committee 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for LGBTQ@Bentley Committee 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for Center for Women and Business Executive Director Search Committee 2021 - 2022
  • Committee Member for FYS Curriculum Committee (Bentley Discovery Seminar) 2021 - 2021
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley's Undergraduate Admissions Women in Business Summit 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Director of Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Racial Justice Healing Practice Design Commitee 2021 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for At the End of the Day Valente Event 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Racial Healing Challenge Planning Committee 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for PRIDE Month Organizing Committee 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for First-Year Seminar Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Module Planning Committee 2020 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley Executive Education 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for A&S Dean's Search Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Campus Police Captain Search Committee 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Ad Hoc Graduate School Task Force 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Labor Relations Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Search Committee for Directors of ATC and Library 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Bentley Service-Learning Center Advisory Board 2009 - 2016
  • Participant for Guess the Straight Person 2016 - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Honors Program/Valente Center Research Boot Camp 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for SETs task force 2016 - 2016
  • focus group participant for Sustainability Focus Group 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Faculty Management: EQUIS review 2016 - 2016
  • Liaison for Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Liaison 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Chair for EMS lecturer search committee 2014 - 2014
  • Case contributor for Bentley Business Bowl 2014 - 2014
  • Committee Member for ELACI Director Search Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Committee Member for Ghana Program Steering Committee 2010 - 2013
  • Committee Member for NEASC Steering Committee 2012 - 2012
  • Committee Member for New MBA Leadership Planning Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Member for Apple Executive Briefing Session 2012 - 2012
  • Facilitator for Bentley Executive Club 2011 - 2012
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Ghana Program Summer Practicum 2011 - 2011
  • Facilitator for Alumni Outreach 2011 - 2011
  • Committee Member for Chief Marketing Officer Search Committee 2010 - 2011
  • Guest Speaker for Faculty & Staff Diversity Retreat 2009 - 2011
  • Mentor (Faculty) for LSM Mentor 2009 - 2011
  • Facilitator for LGBTQ@Bentley Ally Workshop Coordinator 2009 - 2010
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for 25th National Conference on Students in Transition 2018 - Present
  • Program Facilitator for Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations 2016 - Present
  • Editor (Associate), Journal for International Journal of Community Diversity 2015 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 2021 - 2022
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Organization Management Journal 2021 - 2021
  • Editor, Journal for Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 2019 - 2021
  • Conference/Workshop Organizer for Aspen Institute 2018 - 2020
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Gender, Work, & Organizations journal - 2020
  • United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon 2019 - 2019
  • Program designer and program facilitator for Wellesley College: Unconscious Bias Program 2016 - 2016
  • Board of Advisors of a Company for 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2015 - 2015
  • Focus group member for Pearson Publishers 2015 - 2015
  • Focus Group member for Pearson Publishers Focus Group 2012 - 2012