Dr. Petrina Davidson

Phone: 
610-758-2911
Office: 
32 Sayre Drive
Adjunct Professor
Research Interests: 
Comparative Education

Petrina M. Davidson completed her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education (CIE) at Lehigh University. She has an M.S. in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership with an focus on Curriculum and Instruction from Oklahoma State University, and a B.A. in English and Education from the University of Tulsa. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, she worked for one of the largest school districts in Oklahoma, where she taught high school English for four years and served as the district's secondary English curriculum coordinator for one year. Throughout her Ph.D. program, Petrina served as an editorial assistant for the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education, an executive representative for the Tubingen-Lehigh International Partnership (TuLIP), a research associate and teaching assistant for the CIE program at Lehigh University and as a research assistant for the Office of International Affairs. She was also a member of the Lehigh Education Advancement and Development (LEAD) Team which conducted work with Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda and Teach First Deutschland in Germany. Petrina was awarded the Graduate Student Life Leadership and College of Education Graduate Student Leadership and Service Award in 2017. She currently works with the Iacocca Institute in Lehigh University's Office of International Affairs on the internationalization of higher education initiatives and evaluations. Her research interests include the institutionalization of education, curriculum in post-conflict societies, education for refugees and marginalized populations, measures of teacher quality, and the internationalization of higher education.