Dr. Valencia Davis

  • Position:  Visiting Instructor
  • Department:  Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 158
  • vdavis@uwf.edu
  • Campus: (850) 474-2678


Dr. Valencia Davis is a visiting Legal Studies instructor in the department of Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management. Davis is a University of West Florida alumna with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. After graduating from UWF, she received her Master of Education degree in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

After receiving her Juris Doctorate, she returned to Florida and became a member of the Florida Bar. She moved to Tallahassee, where she served as a Staff Attorney for Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead. Most recently, she served as a Career Staff Attorney for Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. Her career in public service has also included teaching at University High School in Orlando and the Florida State University College of Law, and serving as an analyst for the Florida House of Representatives and a prosecutor in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.

From 2012-2016, Davis taught as an adjunct in UWF's Legal Studies program. In 2015, she received the University's Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award.

Degrees & Institutions:

Davis received her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of West Florida, and her master's degree in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Current Courses:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Law and Society
  • Wills, Estates, and Trusts