Julian Davis, Ph.D.


Dr. Davis earned a BS in chemistry with honors from North Carolina State University as a well as a MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  After working briefly as a Research Scientist for Texas Fluorescence (TefLabs) he served as a Teaching Post-Doctoral Associate at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.  Dr. Davis joined the UIW faculty in 2006.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bonilla Science Hall 107
  • Phone Number: (210) 832-2107
  • Email: judavis@uiwtx.edu
  • Ph.D. Chemistry - The University of Texas at Austin
  • MA Chemistry - The University of Texas at Austin
  • BS Chemistry - North Carolina State University
  • Post-Doctoral Associate (UT Austin)
  • Adjunct Faculty (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
  • Research Scientist (Texas Fluorescence)
  • Teaching Post-Doctoral Associate (St. Edward’s University)
  • Organic Chemistry and Labs (CHEM 2311, 2111, 2312, and 2112)

  • Cardinal Chemistry Scholars Seminar (CHEM 1199, 2199, 3199, and 4199)

  • First Year Experience (FYES 1211)

  • Chemistry Research (CHEM 4260)

  • Introductory and Biological Chemistry and Labs (CHEM 1310, 1320, and 1120)

  • Special Topics: Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry (CHEM 4399)

Dr. Davis’s current research is focused on expanding the knowledge base of effective practices for supporting students who are pursuing degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, especially those that are academically promising and financially needy, through graduation and into either graduate programs or rewarding careers in STEM fields.
  • Davis, J. & Booth, R. (2022, February). Academic community supports undergraduate success, especially during the isolation of a pandemic. 125th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Houston, Texas.
  • Booth, R., Garner, R., & Davis, J. (2022, April). Addressing Persistence and Retention of Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors with Engagement Seminars Beyond the First Year. 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Davis, J. (2021). Using Peer Mentoring to Promote Academic Success, Professional Development, and a Supportive Intellectual Community in a Scholarship Program. Alamo Colleges District Mentoring Conference 2021, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Davis, J. (2021). Successful Pathways to Graduation in Chemistry & Biochemistry. Invited presentation at AAAS 2021 Virtual S-STEM Fall Forum, Online.
  • Banu, R., Gerding, J., Franklin, C., Sikazwe, D., Horton, W., Toroke, M., Davis, J., Cheng, K.H., Nakazwe, M., and Mochona, B. (2018). 4,5-dimethoxy-2-nitrobenzohydrazides and 1-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)ethan-1-ones as potential antioxidant/cholinergic endowed small molecule leads. Scientia Parmaceutica.