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Dena Davis

Assistant Dean for Academic Development

Areas of Interest:

  • New Student Orientation
  • The Learning Center
  • Career and Major Exploration Course
  • Graduate students
  • Parents and family members
  • Grant writing

Year Started at USF: 1990
Hometown: Lakeside, CA (a rural suburb of San Diego)


  • Ed.D in Counseling Psychology, USF School of Education
  • Master's in Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Grossmont College

Professional Memberships:

  • National Academic Advising Association
  • National Orientation Directors Association

Contact me:

Email: Dena Davis
Phone: (415) 422-2448
Visit me during Office Hours!