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Katie Davis

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Assistant Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330B
Phone: 206.221.7741
Fax: 206.616.3152

Specialization

  • Digital Youth
  • Information Literacy
  • STEM Learning

Current Quarter Teaching

  • INFO 470 - Research methods in informatics
  • LIS 600 - Independent study or research

Education

  • EDD, Human Development and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2011
  • Ed.M, Risk and Prevention, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2009
  • Ed.M, Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2002
  • BA, English, Williams College, 2000

Awards

  • Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) Award - Yahoo!, 2013

Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society for Research on Identity Formation

Videos

Play Katie Davis and The App Generation at Town Hall Seattle

Katie Davis and The App Generation at Town Hall Seattle

Today's digital youth seem inseparable from the fast-changing technologies that define our times. In a world where rotary phones and dial-up internet are unknown concepts, has this generation of digital youth become "app-enabled" and "app-dependent"? In "The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World," Katie Davis, assistant professor at the iSchool, traces the history of the digital revolution and its effect on creativity.

Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A decline in creativity? It depends on the domain (2014)
    Creativity Research Journal Volume 26 Issue 1 Authors: Emily C. Weinstein, Zachary Clark, Donna DiBartolomeo, Katharine Davis
  • Op-Ed Are Apps Becoming a Human Crutch? Op-Ed (2014)
    The Seattle Times Authors: Katharine Davis, Howard Gardner
  • Preface the paperback edition Preface to the Paperback Edition of The App Generation (2014)
    The App Generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world Authors: Howard Gardner, Katharine Davis
  • Op-Ed The App Generation: How technology is changing us. Op-Ed. (2014)
    Cognoscenti Authors: Howard Gardner, Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal The changing landscape of peer aggression: A literature review on cyberbullying and interventions (2014)
    Journal of Youth Development Volume 9 Issue 1 page 130-142 Authors: Katharine Davis, Justin Reich, Carrie James
  • Magazine/Trade Publication The value of getting lost in an app-suffused world (2014)
    School Administrator page pg. 21-22 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Youth identities in a digital age: The anchoring role of friends in youth’s approaches to online identity expression (2014)
    Mediated youth cultures: The internet, belonging, and new cultural configurations page 11-25 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal "Amino Acid Jazz": Amplifying biochemistry concepts with content-rich music (2013)
    Journal of Chemical Education Volume 90 page 1479-1483 Authors: Katharine Davis, Gregory J. Crowther
  • Research Report Technique and content in the works of young artists: A methodological contribution (2013)
    Good Work Project Report Series Issue No. 85 Authors: Katharine Davis, DJ DiBarolomeo, Z Clark
  • Book, Scholarly-New The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world (2013)
    page 256 ISBN/ISSN: 978-0300196214 Authors: Katharine Davis, Howard Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Tweens’ conceptions of privacy online: Implications for educators (2013)
    Learning, Media and Technology Volume 38 Issue 1 page 4-25 Authors: Katharine Davis, C James
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Young people's digital lives: The impact of interpersonal relationships and digital media use on adolescents' sense of identity (2013)
    Computers in Human Behavior Volume 29 page 2281-2293 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia Adolescent learners' characteristics (2012)
    Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning page 134-136 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia Adult learners' characteristics (2012)
    Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning page 136-138 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Five minds our children deserve: Why they’re needed, how to nurture them. (2012)
    Journal of Educational Controversy Volume 6 Issue 1 Authors: Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Friendship 2.0: Adolescents’ experiences of belonging and self-disclosure online (2012)
    Journal of Adolescence Volume 35 Issue 6 page 1527-1536 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New I’ll pay attention when I’m older: Generational differences in trust (2012)
    Restoring Trust page 47-67 Authors: Katharine Davis, J Ryan, C James, M Rundle, H Gardner
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New My trust needs to be earned, or I don’t give it: Youth’s mental models of trust (2012)
    Restoring Trust page 25-45 Authors: M Rundle, C James, Katharine Davis, J Ryan, J M Francis, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression. (2012)
    New Media & Society Volume 14 Issue 4 page 634-651 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A life in bits and bytes: A portrait of a college student and her life with digital media. (2011)
    Teachers College Record Volume 113 Issue 9 page 1960-1982 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia The theory of multiple intelligences (2011)
    Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence page 485-503 Authors: Katharine Davis, J Christiandoulou, S Seider, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Coming of age online: The developmental underpinnings of girls’ blogs (2010)
    Journal of Adolescent Research Volume 25 Issue 1 page 145-171 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Fostering cross-generational dialogues about the ethics of online life (2010)
    Journal of Media Literacy Education Volume 2 Issue 2 page 124-150 Authors: Katharine Davis, S L Katz, R Santo, C James
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New The pedagogy of GoodWork: Strategies of engagement (2010)
    GoodWork: Theory and practice page 257-269 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Book Entry, Almanac or Encyclopedia Trust: Its conceptualization by scholars, its status with young persons (2010)
    Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook, volume 2 Authors: Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Graduate student journal Adolescent friendships on LiveJournal (2009)
    Rocky Mountain Communication Review Volume 6 Issue 1 page 47-50 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Research Report Meeting of Minds: Cross-generational dialogue on the ethics of digital life (2009)
    Authors: R Santo, C James, Katharine Davis, S L Katz, L Burch, B Joseph
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Morality, ethics and good work: Young people’s respectful and ethical minds (2009)
    Morality, ethics and gifted minds Authors: S Seider, Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Research Report New digital media, social institutions and the changing roles of youth (2009)
    Good Work Project Report Series Volume 61 Authors: M Wiegel, Katharine Davis, C James, H Gardner
  • Research Report Rethinking girls’ development in a digital era (2009)
    FIfF-Kommunikation Volume 26 Issue 3 page 48-51 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Research Report Social development in the era of new digital media (2009)
    Good Work Project Report Series Issue 60 Authors: Katharine Davis, M Wiegel, C James, H Gardner
  • Research Report Young people, ethics, and the new digital media: A synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. (2009)
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning Authors: C James, Katharine Davis, A Flores, J Francis, M Rundle, H Gardner
  • Research Report Trust in the lives of young people: A conceptual framework to explore how youth make trust judgments (2008)
    Good Work Project Report Series Volume 52 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal When false representations ring true (and when they don’t) (2008)
    Social Research Volume 75 Issue 4 page 1085-1108 Authors: Katharine Davis, S Seider, H Gardner
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Good work in psychology (2007)
    The Psychologist Volume 20 Issue 11 page 672-676 Authors: S Seider, Katharine Davis, H Gardner
  • Research Report Is trust on the wane? It may depend on where you live (2006)
    Good Work Project Report Series Issue 46 Author: Katharine Davis
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal "I was bullied too": Stories of bullying and coping in an online community
    Information, Communication & Society Volume 18 Issue 4 page 357-375 Authors: Katharine Davis, David P. Randall, A Ambrose, M Orand
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Connected learning in and after school: Exploring technology's role in the diverse learning experiences of high school students
    The Information Society Authors: Katharine Davis, Sean Fullerton
  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New Connecting 'round the clock: Mobile phones and adolescents' experiences of intimacy
    Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior Authors: E. Weinstein, Katharine Davis

Presentations

  • "Assessing change in adolescents' art-making over time: A methodology" (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "Connecting learning with digital badges: Exploring the formal and informal learning experiences of youth from non-dominant backgrounds" (2014)
    Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the Digital Media and Learning Conference, Digital Media and Learning - MacArthur Foundation
  • "Cultivating digital citizenship: Strategies for approaching dilemmas of privacy and identity online" (2014)
    Interactive course conducted at the 7th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference
  • "Cultivating digital citizenship: Strategies for approaching dilemmas of privacy and identity online" (2014)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • "Digital Youth - The State of Affairs" (2014)
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2014
  • "Digital Youth: Towards a new multidisciplinary research network" (2014)
    Workshop conducted at the annual iConference, iConference 2014
  • "Innovating education practice through digitial badges: Recent research, current practices, and future directions" (2014)
    (Chair and Session Organizer), Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "Literacy, expertise, and experience in gaming" (2014)
    Paper symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "Sing about science: Leveraging the power of music to improve science education" (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "Stakeholders' perceptions of the opportunities, challenges, and value of digital badges in education" (2014)
    Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "The App Generation" (2014)
    Invited plenary talk at the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Featured speaker at TEDSalon Berlin: Bits of Knowledge, TED Salon Berlin
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Invited speaker at Town Hall Seattle
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Featured speaker at the Learning & the Brain Conference
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Guest speaker at Glenbard School District's Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families, Glenbard School District
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Invited speaker at Microsoft Research's Visiting Speaker Series, Microsoft
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Invited speaker at the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Speaker Series 2013-2014, University of Pennsylvania
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Keynote speaker at the 2014 Early Learning STEM Institute, Thrive Washington
  • "The App Generation: How today's youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world" (2014)
    Keynote speaker at the 7th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference
  • "The human brain and social media: How are individuals changing?" (2014)
    Invited speaker at Cattolica de Sacro Cuore University
  • "Askwith Forum: The App Generation" (2013)
    Public lecture series, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • "Badges for lifelong learning" (2013)
    iAffiliates Day, The Information School
  • "Bullying: How does it start and how do we stop it?" (2013)
    Issues that Matter public forum, Sno-Isle Libraries
  • "Charting a research trajectory from conceptual development to construct measurement" (2013)
  • "Digital youth workshop: Calling all designers, researchers, and policy makers. Scholarship in action: data, innovation, wisdom" (2013)
    iConference 2013
  • "GoodPlay online: Exploring digital ethics and new media literacies" (2013)
    Roots of Empathy Research Symposium, GoodPlay
  • "Identity development in the digital age: Identity work on social networking sites" (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Society for Research on Identity Formation
  • "Leveraging new media technologies to make learning more engaging" (2013)
    5th Annual DUB Retreat, UW's inter-department Human-Computer Interaction and Design Research Group
  • "Overview of the Digital Youth Summit 2014" (2013)
    Presentation to the MLIS Advisory Board, University of Washington Information School
  • "Round table I: Research to practice" (2013)
    School Library and Technology Exploratory Workshop, ALA
  • "School Library and Technology Exploratory Workshop" (2013)
    American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, American Library Association
  • "Studying the 'App Generation': New media's role in youth identity, intimacy, and imagination" (2013)
  • "Teen design days: Promoting youth civic engagement through design thinking" (2013)
    McArthur Digital Media & Learning Conference
  • "The App Generation" (2013)
    Lectures & Readings series, 92nd Street Y
  • "The App Generation" (2013)
    Public lecture series, Cambridge Forum
  • "The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and new media literacies" (2013)
    Interactive courses conducted at 'Developing Responsible, Caring & Balanced Youth: A GoodWork Conference', Project Zero
  • "The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and new media literacies" (2013)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • "The identites of today's digital youth: Coherent or fragmented?" (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Society for Research on Identity Formation
  • "Theory with practice: Teachers' perspective on and experiences with digital media and media literacy education" (2013)
    Annual Meeting, National Association for Media Literacy Education
  • "Today's digital youth: Growing up in a hyper-connected, multi-tasking, media-rich world" (2013)
    Upward Bound Summer Program Orientation, University of Washington
  • "Understanding inequalities in digital media and learning" (2013)
    American Educational Research Association
  • "Understanding inequalities in digital media and learning" (2013)
    Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association
  • "Building community online: Opportunities, challenges, and the role of schools" (2012)
    Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association
  • "Researching digital youth: Developing and validating survey instruments" (2012)
    Guest lecture in INSC 570 – Research Design, Information School, University of Washington
  • "Researching digital youth: Theoretical foundations" (2012)
    Guest lecture in INSC 570 – Research Design, The Information School, University of Washington
  • "The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and digital life" (2012)
    Interactive courses conducted at the Future of Learning Institute and the Project Zero Classroom, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • "The GoodPlay Project: Exploring ethics and digital life" (2012)
    Professional development course, Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
  • "The space between generations: What’s different about today’s digital youth?" (2012)
    TEDx South Lake Union Women, Microsoft Women of Research, UW Women in Informatics, and Women in Bio Seattle Metro
  • "Young people’s digital lives: The impact of digital media use and interpersonal relationships on adolescents’ sense of identity" (2012)
    Society for Research on Adolescence
  • "Young people’s digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships" (2012)
    School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • "Young people’s digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships" (2012)
    Information School, University of Michigan
  • "Young people’s digital lives: The role of new media in youth identity and relationships" (2012)
    Information School, University of Washington
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