Mary's Woods at Marylhurst was ranked #2 in the nation among university-based retirement communities in 2014, in part due to the tuition discount residents receive at Marylhurst University.
Department of Human Sciences
Ed.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Oregon
MS in Multidisciplinary: Gerontology & Administration, University of Oregon
BS in Political Science, University of Oregon
Community Psychology and Social Perspectives
Health Aspects of Aging
Social Systems in Later Life
Communication and Aging
Senior Power, Politics and Policy
Government and Social Policy
Excellence in Academic Service & Teaching, Marylhurst University (2013)
Jim Davis' areas of expertise are gerontology, social/community psychology and public policy. He is the chair of the National Coalition for Consumer Organizations and is president of the Oregon Consumer League. Other professional associations include Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, United Seniors of Oregon, Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans, Parkinson's Resources of Oregon and the National Council on Aging.
At Marylhurst, Jim is the vice chair of the University Faculty Council and co-chair of the Diversity Committee and the Fund for Faculty Excellence & Innovation Committee. He serves as faculty adviser to the Marylhurst Gerontology Association and the Marylhurst Psychology Association. Other committees include Faculty Principals & Policy Committee, Faculty Development Committee and Adjunct Faculty Committee. He is the university's liaison to Mary's Woods.