Director, Community History Programs
Staff member since: 1999
Melissa Davis received a B.A. in Creative Writing and Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Humanities Tennessee in 1999, she was the Assistant Curator at the Hartzler-Towner Multicultural Museum in Nashville. She served as an instructor of social sciences at Austin Peay State University and Nashville State Technical Institute, and as a teaching assistant and research assistant at the University of South Carolina. She served as the editor of the academic journal in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Her writing has appeared in various publications, and she is a student of Latin American languages.