Brenda K. Jones Davis is a lecturer in the EdD Online in Learning and Organizational Change program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Her two-plus decades of experience as a public school teacher and counselor in Texas, Missouri, and Wisconsin give her a special perspective on preparing experienced educators and other professionals enrolled in the EdD online program to become change agents in their organizations.

She earned her B.S. from the University of Texas, M.A. from Lindenwood University, and Ph.D. from Baylor University.

Her research interests include gifted education, social and emotional issues of gifted students, motivation, and self-regulation.  She has contributed articles to Journal of Advanced Academics, Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, Gifted Child Today, and Tempo.  She received the National Association of Gifted Children Research and Evaluation Network Dissertation Award for her dissertation "Influences on Academic Talent Development of High-Ability Black Females: An Explanatory Holistic Multiple-Case Design."

She has served as a member of the board of directors of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), where she advocated for and promoted the organization’s mission to support the needs of gifted students and held leadership roles on several committees including Leadership Development, Finance, and Education. She has presented papers in the areas of gifted education, gifted females, creativity, and social/emotional issues in various state, local, and national conferences held by the National Association for Gifted Children, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, and Council for Exceptional Children.