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Dr. Jeanette Davidson

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Jeanette R. Davidson Ph.D. ACSW is Professor Emeritus and former Director, of African & African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She has published extensively in the areas of Black Studies, and on race and competency in social work practice and education. She is the editor of African American Studies (second edition) published by Edinburgh University Press in 2021 and is completing a book, Black Lives in Scotland: Telling Our Stories, also Edinburgh University Press. Jeanette Davidson is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) and is a member of the Executive Board of the Southwest Center for Human Relations in Education, home of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) and has also served on numerous Boards in Oklahoma. She is a faculty member of the Annual Summer School on Black Europe, Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogues, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is a Fellow of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute, Philadelphia, PA. She was selected by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 outstanding women in higher education in 2018. She was also highlighted as one of nine women in “Inspiring Stories of Women Empowerment” by Knowledge Review in 2018. Prior to teaching at the University of Oklahoma, she taught at Columbia University School of Social Work, New York. Jeanette Davidson was born and raised in Scotland. She has a BA (Hons) in English literature from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and an MSSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.