University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Kendrick A. Davis

Associate Dean, Assessment and Evaluation

Kendrick Davis

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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
School of Medicine Education Building, Room 2683
(951) 827-7692

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • B.A., Philosophy, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California


Kendrick Davis, Ph.D., is the associate dean for assessment and evaluation at the UC Riverside School of Medicine. He is responsible for monitoring and assessing the school’s institutional learning objectives and quality improvement activities related to the medical education program, as well as fulfilling data needs for primary departments, core support for accreditation, and medical education consultation for study design and data analysis.

Davis joined the in 2012 and served as the director of medical education research & evaluation and as co-director of the Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinical Experience (LACE). In addition, he was responsible for the measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis of the UCR medical education program.

Davis earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He attended California State University, San Bernardino as an undergraduate, earning a B.A. in philosophy, then earned an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.

While at Oklahoma, Davis served as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of educational psychology and was team lead in a university-wide curriculum assessment, design and implementation project for instructional innovation.

Davis is a member of the Association for Institutional Research, Research & Planning, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Research Interests

Davis has an interest in quality improvement research, program efficacy and curriculum effectiveness. He has presented on Student Support Services Collaborative Inland Empire/Desert Region Consortium. His grand rounds presentations include "An Overview of the Research Process" and "Interpersonal Communication Skills."


  • Outstanding Community Volunteer, Rialto Unified School District, 2012.
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Fellow, 2001-03.

Selected Publications

  • Alexander, Lyons, Davis, Nduati. Seasonal Rebound Consequences of a 24-Month Obesity Intervention in a Hispanic Dominant Year-Round Elementary School Population. Obesity a Research Journal. Under review. . (Jan 2015)
  • Davis, Reyes. Critical Analysis of the Penn State College of Medicine Professionalism Questionnaire. MedEd Portal. Under Review. (Aug, 2014)
  • Isaac J, Davis K, Fike R, Isaac P, Archer A, Aroh C, Ume A. An Idea Whose Time Has Come: The Need for Increased Diversity in Medical Practice and Education. The Western Journal of Black Studies, 38(1), 35-41. 2014
  • Hardre PL, Davis KA, Sullivan DW. The Perceptions of Student Motivation Questionnaire: A New Measure for Teacher Perceptions of the ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of Student Motivation. Educational Research and Evaluation, 14, 155-179. 2008.

  • Crowson HM, DeBacker TK, Davis KA.  The DOG Scale A Valid Measure of Dogmatism? Journal of Individual Differences, 29(1), 17 – 24. 2007.

  • Ge X Chen CH, Davis KA Scaffolding Novice Instructional Designers' Problem Solving Processes Using Question Prompts in a Web-Based Learning Environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 33, 219-248. 2005.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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