Bekki Davis

Academic Affairs                                                                                                                           

Center for Advising and Student Transitions                August 2011 - Present  
Student Development Specialist - Montclair State University

  • Utilize counseling and student development theories to create a conceptual frame work for each student on caseload 
  • Meet with students on academic probation bi-weekly to track progress, make service referrals, and to build time management and academic advocacy skills
  • Develop and track surveys and focus group materials to assess effectiveness of Step-Up intervention program
  • Reconcile student concerns regarding academic and personal issues that interfere with ability to be successful
  •  Guide students in making optimistic academic choices regarding courses and careers
  • Coordinate Add/Drop appeals process for New Student Orientation

Quote I have hanging in my office that sums up how I re-frame challenges my students face.   


Department of Family and Child Studies                              September 2009 - June 2011  
Graduate Assistant - Montclair State University

  • Teaching Assistant for multiple FCST Courses 
  • Internship coordinator for Child Life Specialist Major
  • Facilitated professional development workshops on resume writing and cultural competence in the field of Human Services
  • Program assistant for Family Education Workshop Day
  • Maintained candidate records and responses for search committee

Graduate Research Assistant - Montclair State University 

  • Research Assistant to Dr. Soyoung Lee; assisted with research on community capacity, cultural competence, and service learning

    Lee, S., Davis, B., & Nittolo, A. (2011, May). Promoting cultural competence through diversity education. Poster presented at the 2011 International Joint Conference on Families as Social Capital, Seoul, South Korea

    Davis, B., Lee, S.,  Nittolo, A. (2011, June). Experiential education and its impact on students’ development of cultural competence. Presented at the 2011 Family Science Association Conference, Troutdale, OR.

Office of New Student Programs                                 January 2007 - June 2007
Orientation Leader - University of Rhode Island 

  • Facilitated groups of 25 students for 7 over-night orientation sessions 
  • Co-Facilitated Opening Minds, Opening Doors multicultural community building program total of 35 times
  • Participated in weekly trainings on ice breakers, campus resources, group management, advising, and mentoring
  • Provided peer advising regarding classes and scheduling
  • Shared resources and opportunities for involvement and leadership development