George Mason University


Shannon N. Davis

Associate Professor of Sociology



Courses Taught

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Associations and Organizations

Teaching Philosophy


Publications in the Previous Five Years




2013     Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein (Eds.).  Special issue of Journal of Family Theory & Review. “Why Study Housework?” Volume 5 (2): 63-149.


2013     Greenstein, Theodore N. and Shannon N. Davis.  Methods of Family Research, 3rd Edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (ISBN: 9781412992831)




2016     Davis, Shannon N., Duhita Mahatmya, Rebecca M. Jones, and Pamela W. Garner.  “Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: A Pathway to Interdisciplinary Research?.” Forthcoming in Mentoring & Tutoring.


2015     Tuttle, Joshua* and Shannon N. Davis.  “Religion, Infidelity, and Divorce: Re-examining the Effect of Religious Behavior on Divorce in Long-Married Couples.” Forthcoming in Journal of Divorce and Remarriage.


2015     Shevchuk, Andrey, Denis Strebkov, and Shannon N. Davis.  “Educational Mismatch, Gender, and Satisfaction in Self-employment: The Case of Russian-language Internet Freelancers.”  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 40: 16-28.


2015     Davis, Shannon N. and Barbara J. Risman.  “Feminists Wrestle with Testosterone: Hormones, Socialization, and Cultural Expectations as Predictors of Women's Gendered Selves.” Social Science Research 49: 110-125.


2014     Davis, Shannon N., Andrey Shevchuk and Denis Strebkov.  “Pathways to Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance: The Case of Russian-Language Internet Freelancers.”  Journal of Family and Economic Issues 35(4): 542-556.


2014     Reiter, Miranda* and Shannon N. Davis. “Gendered Personalities and the Development of Eating Disorders in College Students.” International Review of Modern Sociology 41(1): 27-39.


2014     Davis, Shannon N. and Jeremiah B. Wills.  “Theoretical Explanations Amidst Social Change: A Content Analysis of Housework Research (1975‑2012)” Journal of Family Issues 35(6):808-824.


2014     Davis, Shannon N. and Shannon K. Jacobsen*.  “Anticipating Challenges to Infusing Undergraduate Research into a Research-Intensive Institution: Insights from Faculty Mentors.” Innovative Higher Education 39(1): 17-31.


2014     Ngo, Phi H.* and Shannon N. Davis.  “Racial/Ethnic Variations in the Influence of Parental Attachment on Adolescent Substance Abuse.” Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 13(1): 23-38.


2014     Jones, Rebecca M. and Shannon N. Davis. “Assessing Faculty Perspectives on Undergraduate Research: Implications from Studies of Two Faculties.” CUR Quarterly 34(3):37-42.


2013     Davis, Jacqueline Coombe* and Shannon N. Davis.  “Gender Differences in the Influence of Television on Gender Ideology? TV Hours and Attitudes Toward Employed Mothers 1988-2008.” International Review of Modern Sociology 39(2): 205-223.


2013     Gorski, Paul E., Shannon N. Davis, and Abigail B. Reiter*.  “An Examination of the (In)visibility of Sexual Orientation, Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Other LGBTQ Concerns in U.S. Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework.” Journal of LGBT Youth 10(3): 224-248.


2013     Davis, Shannon N. and Theodore N. Greenstein.  “Why Study Housework?  Cleaning as a Window into Power in Couples.”  Journal of Family Theory & Review 5(2): 63-71. [peer-reviewed contribution to special issue: “Why Study Housework?”]


2012     Gorski, Paul E., Shannon N. Davis, and Abigail B. Reiter*.  “Self‑Efficacy and Multicultural Teacher Education: The Factors that Influence Who Feels Qualified to Be a Multicultural Teacher Educator.”  Multicultural Perspectives 14(4): 220-228.


2012     Davis, Shannon N., Shannon K. Jacobsen*, and Julia Anderson*.  “From the Great Recession to Greater Gender Equality? Family Mobility and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender.”  Marriage & Family Review 48(7): 601-620.


2012     Davis, Shannon N., Ruth Jackson*, and Christine Aicardi*.  “'What Race Do You Consider Yourself?’ Factors Influencing Use of Color in Racial Self‑Classification.” Sociation Today 10 (1).


2012     Watson, Victoria J.*, Gregory Guagnano, and Shannon N. Davis.  “Understanding HIV Stigma among University Students: Judgment, Blame and Interpersonal Avoidance.” Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice 49(1) 33-49.     


2012     Treiber, Linda A. and Shannon N. Davis.   “The Role of ‘Workplace Family’ Support on Worker Health, Exhaustion, and Pain.”  Community, Work, and Family 15: 1-27.


2011     Reiter, Abigail B.* and Shannon N. Davis.  “Factors Influencing Pre‑Service Teachers' Beliefs about Student Achievement: Evaluation of a Pre‑Service Teacher Diversity Awareness Program.”   Multicultural Education 18:41-46.


2011     Davis, Shannon N. and Perry Ann Threlfall*.  “Culture, Context, or Religion: What Really Gets Single Mothers Down the Aisle.  Sociological Focus 44: 194-209.


2011     Davis, Shannon N.  “Support, Demands, and Gender Ideology: Exploring Work‑Family Facilitation and Work‑Family Conflict among Older Workers.”  Marriage & Family Review 47: 363-382.

*Student co-author