Joy Alise Davis

Assistant Professor in Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies

Joy Alise Davis, M.A. is an interdisciplinary design strategist who has held support and leadership roles in various social justice organizations and creative agencies. Joy is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Parsons The New School for Design with a Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice. Mrs.Davis is the founder of the award-winning Design+ Culture Lab, a research-driven, urban-social enterprise that works in the intersection between identity and place. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) where she works to helps our Black community imagine the alternatives we deserve and build our political participation and leadership to achieve those alternatives.