Dr. Joy Lawson Davis
Educator, Practitioner, Scholar, Author, Consultant
What You Will Learn: TBA
Bio: Joy Lawson Davis is a career educator with over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, scholar, author, and consultant. In addition to local district and university experiences, Davis served for five years as the Virginia State Specialist for K-12 Gifted Services.
A graduate from the College of William & Mary, Dr. Davis holds both master's and doctorate degrees in Gifted Education. Davis has conducted workshops, been a long-term program consultant, and served as a keynote speaker and distinguished guest lecturer across the nation, in South Africa, the Caribbean, Dubai, UAE & Turkey.
Diversity Education and Gifted Education are her areas of special expertise. Dr. Davis served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She has published numerous articles, technical reports and book chapters and is the author of the award-winning book: Bright, Talented & Black: a Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners and Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices and Directions for the Future, co-edited with Dr. James L. Moore III.
Davis is the Special Populations columnist for the NAGC publication: Teaching for High Potential and serves on the Gifted Child Today advisory board. Dr. Davis was recently awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted organization (SENG).