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Meet Assistant Professor Alex "Xander" Davies
Meet Assistant Professor Alex "Xander" Davies

Alex “Xander” Davies, PhD, is a new assistant professor of ESOL and elementary education in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Prior to coming to Portland State University, Davies earned his doctorate in education–TESOL from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. His research interests include ESOL infusion in teacher preparation programs using interactive avatars and simulated classrooms; dual language education with emphasis placed on curriculum and program implementation; ESOL methods among both pre- and in-service teachers; family and community involvement in K-12 schools; and second language and cultural identities among first generation immigrants and persons of refugee and asylum backgrounds. Davies has worked closely with administrators and content area teachers in local school districts throughout the Orlando area to provide professional development in both ESOL methods and dual language. Additionally, he worked with resettlement agencies as a cultural broker and language specialist to various families from refugee backgrounds. 

Alex “Xander” Davies, PhD
Portland State University
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 751
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Room: FAB 285G
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-5207