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Mike Howland Davis

  • Research Assistant



Michal N. Howland-Davis, a doctoral student in sociology, studies race, gender and class diversity in education, with an emphasis on higher education.  Howland-Davis conducted program evaluations for both the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Health. Prior to his pursuit of sociology, he was an award-winning journalist and a senior non-profit organization executive. He has presented conference papers on context diversity and the impact of multicontext theory on stem programs in higher education.  Howland-Davis’ position as a research assistant in the WAESO study of context diversity at Arizona State University provides an opportunity to study the impact context diverse interventions have on both students and faculty in one of the oldest structural diversity programs in the U.S. He works with Dr. Roberto Ibarra and Gary Weissmann. Howland-Davis served in the U.S. Army in the Infantry for eight years and is a combat veteran. He can be reached at