Published on December 16, 2021 by Leighton Doores  
Benton Davis

Two faculty members in Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education have been selected as inaugural members of Samford’s Research Advisory Collaborative (RAC).

Associate professor of educational leadership Amy Benton and professor of human development and family science Jonathan Davis will help lead the cause of advancing faculty scholarship and student research for the school of education and the broader campus.

The group will act in an advisory role to the Office of Research in creating a centralized home to coordinate and celebrate faculty, staff, and student research.

They will serve a two-year appointment beginning January 1, 2022.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.