William S. Davis is an assistant professor of world languages education in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum department at the University of Oklahoma. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in K-12 world languages pedagogy and emergent bilingual education.
Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, he instructed courses in teacher education at the University of Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin State University and was previously a high school German teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas.
His areas of research include K-12 world languages education and critical approaches in teacher education. His current research explores needs-supportive language pedagogy, the development of world language teacher agency, and critical family history in teacher education.