Denise Davis

Dir, Student Leadership & Inv

Office: SLIC, Hunsaker Center

Phone: 909/748-8101 Campus Ext. 8101



Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Feminism and Politics
  • Prejudice and Privilege
  • LGBTQ Studies and Activism

Description of research and Professional Background

Dr. Susan Goldstein and I did research on the motivations of heterosexual allies in gay/straight alliances, specifically at the University of Redlands. I co-founded Safe Space Allies while a student at UofR and Susan and I just finished up the research we started 5 years ago. The article will be published this Fall.

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • WGST 165: From Stonewall to Sarah Palin: Sexism, Sexuality, Media and Activism
  • JNST 000Q: Social Representations and Change
  • WGST 165: Bridging London: Intersections of Sex, Race, and Power (travel course)
  • SSRV: Community Director Course
  • JNST: GYST Class

Degrees Held

  • BA from University of Redlands, Johnston Center in 2006
    Emphasis: Social Psychology of Gender and Multiculturalism for Social Change
  • MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology at the London School of Economics in 2008

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Worked at the University of Oregon in Residence Life from 2006-2007
  • Worked for Student Life at the University of Redlands from January 2009-June 2010

Major Awards and Honors 

  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar while at London School of Economics
  • University of Redlands Outstanding Senior
  • University of Redlands Global Impact Award
  • University of Redlands Outstanding Four Year Achievement Award
  • University of Redlands Golden Key Award
  • University of Redlands Marcus Forcinelli Award
  • University of Redlands Velma Hooper McCall Award
  • University of Redlands Ann S. Lucas Community Service Award
  • University of Redlands Outstanding Junior Award
  • University of Redlands Outstanding Sophomore Award

Significant Publications

An article with Professor Susan Goldstein (Psychology) will be published in the journal Equity, Excellence, and Education this November.


What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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