Josh Davis


Joshua Ian Davis is a Term Assistant Professor of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 1997, and worked as a product design engineer in The Silicon Valley during the late 90's technology boom.  After moving to the east coast, he taught Physics and Math in a second chance public high school in Brooklyn, NY.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University in 2008.  His research deals with "Embodiment," the study of thoughts and feelings in terms of their connections with sensory-motor processes.  His methods include social psychological, cognitive, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques.  He was the recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society Program Committee distinction for research that is especially newsworthy and of considerable interest to the general public (2007).  He has taught for Barnard College's Pre-College Program, and college-level courses at Barnard College, Columbia University, and New York University.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY.