Anna Miles Davis joined Cumberland University in the fall of 2016 as an Adjunct Instructor, and she currently serves as an Instructor of English. Prior to that, she taught Honors Junior English for Memphis City Schools, and she taught English for six years at Shelby County Schools. She also was an instructor of English for international students at Murray State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with concentrations in Language and Linguistics from the University of Memphis, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis.
Her teaching responsibilities at Cumberland include English Composition I, College Writing Workshop, and Introduction to Literature. She also assists numerous students in the campus Writing Center each week.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Mrs. Davis taught English to Spanish speaking students at the University of Alicante in Spain. She taught English for the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, she received her TEFL Certifications from both universities, and she studied the Spanish and Czech languages.
Additionally, the TN TESOL Newsletter published her article based on a piece of original research, Teaching the Alphabet and More: A Total Physical Response (TPR) Approach. For this same research, she earned the organization’s Overall Travel Grant Award.
While teaching at Shelby County Schools, the district featured her in a citywide public relations campaign as an Irreplaceable Teacher, an honor bestowed upon only a select number of exceptional teachers. She aspires to continue this tradition of teaching excellence with the students of Cumberland University.
Mrs. Davis resides in Nashville with her husband, Roy, and their children: Ethan, Carson, and Allison. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking care of her dog, Lucky. She also loves writing short stories and traveling around the world.