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Dr. Tamara E. Davis
Professor of Psychology
Contact Information

(703) 526-6822

Academic Credentials

B.A., M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed.D., Virginia Tech
Other study: Western Carolina University

Teaching Areas:
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Practicum in School Counseling
Research interests:
  • Resilience in children and adolescence
  • Strengths-based counseling
  • School counselor preparation and training
  • Theories of counseling
  • Perfectionism in students
  • Suicide in young children
Before joining Marymount in 1999, Dr. Tammy Davis was an elementary and high school counselor for nine years in Manassas, Virginia. She teaches courses in both the School Counseling and Community Counseling programs.

Her professional positions have included being past president of both the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the Virginia School Counselor Association. Dr. Davis has presented over 70 workshops locally, regionally, and nationally on a number of topics in school counseling, including developing resilience and positive thinking in students.

Her publications include books and articles in school counseling as well as book chapters on counseling suicidal children and group counseling in schools. She was named the 2007 Counselor Educator of the Year by the American School Counselor Association and was elected as the ASCA Counselor Educator Vice President (2010-2013).