Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis

Senior Instructional Designer
Teresa Davis

Teresa Davis is a Senior Instructional Designer at the University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology. Her journey in education and instructional design is characterized by a strong focus on empowering learners and a dedication to creating innovative online learning experiences. After several years in administrative roles within the private sector, Teresa decided to pursue her long-held interest in education. This commitment was refined during her time at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she assisted learners as a writing tutor at the University Writing Center.

As a graduate student, Teresa had the opportunity to teach courses that allowed her to experiment with learning design. At UAB and later at the University of Arizona, she has taught courses such as First-Year Composition (101 and 102), Technical Writing, and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. This hands-on teaching experience provided invaluable insights into the learning process, further fueling her dedication to creating engaging and effective educational experiences. 

Her instructional design strategies include interactive online learning and implementing creative solutions in course development. This approach is influenced by her research interests, centering the intersection of visual rhetoric in online courses, cultivating teaching presence in virtual classrooms, and optimizing student user experiences in asynchronous learning environments. Teresa's commitment to advancing the field of instructional design is evident in her ongoing academic pursuits and her dedication to crafting engaging and effective learning experiences. Teresa is devoted to designing courses that not only educate but also motivate and empower individuals to realize their full potential.


  • M.A. Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
  • M.A. English, Alabama-Birmingham
  • B.A. English, University of Alabama-Birmingham