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Professor Davis is a native of Warren, Ohio and a graduate of Youngstown State University. He earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona. Prior to arriving at UNK in 1986, he taught at the U of A, Pima Community College, The American Graduate School of International Management and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Professor Davis teaches the American Survey and a Survey of Latin American history in addition to upper division courses on the Gilded Age in US History, Hispanics in America, U.S. – Latin American Relations, the History of Mexico, the History of Argentina, and Revolution in Latin America. Professor Davis’ research interests focus on nineteenth century state development and national culture; Hispanics in the United States, and specifically the Great Plains region and the history of higher education in the United States.
El Ecuador durante la Gran Colombia: 1820-1830: Regionalismo, localismo y legitimidad en el nacimiento de una republica andina.
Published by the Banco Central del Ecuador. Quito. 2010.
“Hispanics in Central Nebraska, 1890 – 1996,” in A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska’s Land, Culture, and Nature (Kearney: UNK, 2000)
“La liberacion y la Republica de Guayaquil: Sucre, Olmedo y Millington.”
Quitumbe: Revista de la Escuela de Ciencias Historicas. Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. No.16, Agosto de 2011. Quito. Ecuador. Pp. 108-119.
“Service Not Power: The Early Years of the Nebraska Commission on Mexican-Americans: 1971-1975” In Nebraska History, v. 89, no. 2, Summer, 2008, 67-83.
“Higher Education and the P-16 Movement: What is to be done? Roger Davis, Jerry Hoffman. Thought and Action. V.24, Fall 2008. Pp. 123-134.
“Civic Engagement and Task Force Teaching: Integrating the Veterans History Project into the University Classroom. “ Roger Davis, Linda Van Ingen, Mark Ellis. The History Teacher . V. 42, no. 3 May, 2009. Pp. 341-349.