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Charles Nelson Davis, American journalism educator. Named Journalism Teacher of Year, Scripps Howard Foundation/National Journalism awards, 2008; recipient Provost's award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching, University Missouri School Journalism, 2001, Excellence in Education award, 2003, Faculty-Alumni award, Mizzou Alumni Association, 2008.


Davis, Charles Nelson was born on January 5, 1964 in Beckley, West Virginia, United States. Son of William R. and Joyce M. (Jackson) Davis.


Bachelor, North Georgia College, 1986. Master, University Georgia Henry W. Grady School Journalism & Mass Communications. Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communications, University Florida, 1995.


Journalist, Florida, Georgia, 1986—1995. Assistant professor Georgia Southern University, 1995-1996, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1996. Assistant professor news-editorial department to associate professor journalism studies University Missouri School Journalism, Columbia, since 1996, also executive director National Freedom of Information Coalition.


Member of Association Education in Journalism & Mass Communications, Society Professional Journalists (Sunshine award for Freedom of Information 1999, David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Advisory award 2001).


Married Julian Alexander. 1 child, Charles William Alexander World War II.

William R. Davis

Joyce M. (Jackson) Davis

Julian Alexander