Biography

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from West Chester University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Villanova University.  He holds many PA certifications including Special Education, Elementary Education, and Counseling.  A tenured assistant professor, Mr. Davis has taught special education and education courses at Lehigh Carbon Community College since 1999.  He currently coordinates a mentoring project between LCCC and a life skills class from Parkland School District that has been highlighted in local media outlets.  Mr. Davis served as curriculum specialist for Project FLAGSHIP, a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, in which he recruited and advised students, collected data for federal reports, and developed a mentoring program.  He was a member of the Project REACH grant team and secured and implemented grants through PaTTAN and Trexler Trust for creating an assistive technology lab.  Prior to college teaching, Mr. Davis was a special education teacher, emotional support specialist, counselor, and staff training specialist for over thirty years in Montgomery County and had a private practice as a psychotherapist.  He has presented at many local and national conferences including NACCTEP, NISOD, NAPP, and the National Clearinghouse for Paraprofessionals on topics related to mentoring, promoting student engagement, paraprofessionals, and transfer programs.  A recent publication in NISOD Innovation Abstracts discussed the community college/school district partnership.  Mr. Davis earned the National Institute for Staff and Institutional Development Award of Excellence in 2012.