The Department of Communications Media is privileged to host the Frederick Douglass Institute Scholars Fellow, Armani Davis. Davis is completing his PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership at Robert Morris University. He completed his master’s
degree in communications at Edinboro University and bachelor’s in integrated marketing communications at Duquesne University.
At Robert Morris, Davis was involved in mentoring programs for at-risk students and established relationships with several organizations in the Pittsburgh region to create programs that support and retain marginalized students. Davis’ career has included
work with Urban Innovations 21, Randall Industries, and Bayer Material Science. He has been involved in the Black Male Leadership Development Program as well as numerous civic and leadership organizations. At Edinboro University, Davis was captain
of the Fighting Scots football team.
In the Department of Communications Media, Davis will be teaching courses in the department’s new Master of Science in Strategic Communication program as
well as the undergraduate program.
The Frederick Douglass Fellowship provides support and mentoring to young academic professionals who have the experience, abilities, and enthusiasm to help programs and institutions meet their inclusion and diversity goals.
English Professor Veronica Watson directs IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute, which awards the fellowship. She is the convener
of the Pennsylvania State Systems’s FDI Collaborative to engage low-income, first-generation, and historically under-represented minority students in high-impact, transformative educational opportunities.