Joanna Royce-Davis

SSAO Liaison/Coordinator, Region V

Vice President for Student Life
Pacific Lutheran University

Joanna C. Royce-Davis, Ph.D. serves as the Vice-President for Student Life at Pacific Lutheran University. In that capacity, she engages her purpose through caring for community, recognizing and engaging the potential and contribution of each member,  moving forward the decolonization of the academy that is necessary for the success of all learners -  and the learning in relationship that is critical to this work. Prior to coming to PLU, Joanna served as the Dean of Students, and director of and faculty in the graduate program in Student Affairs at University of the Pacific. Joanna's educational experiences and scholarship interests provide support for and inform her engagement as an educator.  Joanna's scholarship interests include contributions to sense of belonging and sense of community; social constructions of disability; social and emotional capacities and learning; interfaith learning and relationship; and inclusive pedagogy.