Academics

John Davis

Dr. Davis’ research interests focus on how humans adapt to environmental stress. For the past 15 years he has been studying altitude physiology in the mountains of Colorado. Most recently, he has led several research projects in the Andes (Ecuador) looking at the physiological adaptations to altitude in high altitude natives.

He has published over 50 research articles and authored several book chapters. Many of these publications are coauthored with Alma College undergraduates.

He is the project director on a National Science Foundation grant that focuses on improving STEM education by changing the first-year experience for STEM majors. He serves as the principal investigator on a recent $5 million grant from the Dow Foundation entitled e-STEM: Enhancing STEM Education and Practice.

 

At Alma College, he teaches Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Exercise Physiology. 

Title

Charles A. Dana Professor

Discipline

Integrative Physiology & Health Science

Rank

Professor

My career at Alma began in

1985

I'm an expert in

STEM education, how humans adapt to environmental stressors

My expertise:

Dr. Davis’ research interests focus on how humans adapt to environmental stress. Most recently, he has led several research projects in the Andes looking at the physiological adaptations to altitude in high altitude natives. He has published over 50 research articles and authored several book chapters. He is the project director on an NSF grant that focuses on improving STEM education by changing the first-year college experience for STEM majors.