Luann Lee Ley Davis

Associate Professor

(901) 678-2988
(901) 678-2988
413 C Ball Hall
Office Hours
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm or by appointment

About Luann Davis

Dr. Ley Davis is an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Memphis. She is the TN CEC CAN Coordinator, University of Memphis Student CEC Faculty Advisor, and Director/PI on the Memphis Shaping and Transforming Educators Program (STEP) Grant.

Dr. Ley Davis has served on several local, state, and a national committee to advocate for individuals with disabilities.  She has served as the Colorado CEC CAN Coordinator for over four years, as well as the NC CEC CAN Coordinator for two years prior to moving to Tennessee.

Dr. Ley Davis received her Ph.D. in Special Education and Child Development from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research track includes peer-mediated instruction using technology for students with moderate/severe disabilities. Luann received her Master’s Degree in Special Education-Severe Needs Cognitive from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University. 

Dr. Ley Davis is a native of Colorado and has taught students with Severe/Profound disabilities for more than 14 years.  Her students over the years have ranged from PreK to Transitionary age (18-21).

Dr. Ley Davis enjoys buying and selling antiques and unique collectibles, fishing, watching classic movies, and occasionally getting to spend time with her daughter in Oklahoma. She also loves advocating for those with disabilities, promoting adopting shelter animals, hiking, camping, and fine dining.


Ph.D. Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina Charlotte 2016