Alice Davidson holds a Ph.D. in human development and family studies (HDFS) from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rhodes College. Dr. Davidson teaches various courses in child and adolescent development, introduction to psychology and research methods and statistics.
Her research broadly focuses on understanding the links between children’s close relationships and their social and academic adjustment. She has published articles and presented at national and international conferences on topics such as children’s conflict response strategies in their personal narratives about peer conflict; gender dynamics during middle childhood and early adolescence; experiences of Mexican-origin youth living in the United States; and mentoring interventions aimed at facilitating positive academic and social experiences.
In her spare time, Dr. Davidson enjoys singing in a choir, and hiking, camping and running with her husband, Eric James, and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Willie.
B.A., Psychology, Rhodes College, 2002
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
Joined Rollins College: 2008