Scott C. Davis, Ph. D.

Professor of English | Gender Studies Faculty Associate

Scott Davis

Dr. Scott Davis began his teaching career at CSU Stanislaus in 1999 and was awarded tenure in 2007. Born and raised in southern California, he received his B.A. (Comparative Literature, Spanish) in 1992 from U.C. Irvine and his Ph.D. (Literature, American Studies) in 2000 from U.C. Santa Cruz.

Dr. Davis is currently chair of the Department of English.

Dr. Davis has served the university in a variety of contexts, including long stints as chair of the General Education Subcommittee of UEPC and the lead writer of the university self study for reaccreditation by WASC.

Dr. Davis has several works in progress on American Realism, multiculturalism, and the uses of a general education.

Dr. Davis lives in Turlock, CA.

Course Information:

Course Course Title
ENGL1010 Introduction to Literature
ENGL2210 Survey of American Literature, 1865-present
ENGL3550 Years of War, Days of Peace
ENGL 3420 American Literature: Realism and Naturalism
ENGL3940 Multicultural American Literature
Gender & Sexuality in Literature & Film
ENGL4990 Senior Seminar
ENGL5600 Master's Seminar: 19th Century US
ENGL5700 Master's Seminar: 20th Century US

Contact Information

Building #1 Vasché Library - See Map
Office: # L195 G - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3883
FAX: (209) 667-3720


Department site:


Office Hours:
Spring 2014 - TW 10:00A - 12:00P and by appointment, send email request to

University Service 2010-11

Committee/Organization Chair Information
Department of English Chair Scott Davis Department of English
Program in Gender Studies Advisory Board Betsy Eudey Program in Gender Studies
General Education Advisory Board Susan Marshall Program in General Education
Faculty Budget Advisory Committee (FBAC) John Sarraill FBAC Charge & Members
Self Study Team Steve Stryker Self Study
Faculty Mentor Program Member Kathy Shipley FMP
CHSS Chairs Council Nancy Burroughs College of Humanities and Social Sciences
CHSS Leadership Council Jim Tuedio College of Humanities and Social Sciences


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