Richard Davis

Full-Time Assistant Professor


PhD., English Language, University of Glasgow, UK

Research areas

TESOL, Academic Writing, Intercultural Communications, English for Specific Purposes


  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research & Teaching


  • 2010-2015      

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

PhD. English Language

Genre Analysis of Medical Research Articles


  • 2005-2008      

National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan ROC

M.A. TESOL June 2008

Thesis in English for Specific Purposes: Explicit Teaching and Nursing English


  • 1999-2002      

American University, Washington, D.C.

Interdisciplinary Major: Communications, Law, Economics, Government

Minors in English and TESOL


Professional Presentations

  • Davis, B., M. Smith and R.H. Davis. Comparison of NETPAW and TABE for foreign adult learners of Nursing English. APAMALL 8, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 2007.
  • Davis, R. H. Confidence and cultural cues: A pilot study of training call centre agents in a Filipino call centre. Talking Across the World II: International Conference on Call Center Discourse, Manila, June 2007.
  • Davis, R.H. Listening and interacting: A pilot study of training materials for Filipino Call Center Agents. Annual Linguistics Meeting, NCKU, March 2008.         
  • Davis, R.H. Developing corpus-based training materials for explaining language to call center agents. Talking Across the World III: Bangalore, April 2008.
  • Davis, R.H.  Nursing English: Explicit teaching for success with language. APacLSP Inaugural Conference, Asia-Pacific Rim, LSP. Hong Kong, December 2008.
  • Davis, R.H. Suggestions for the use of film in an EFL setting. Conference on Literature and Language, R.O.C. Air Force Academy, May 2009. Published in Proceedings.
  • Davis, R.H. Medical research articles mapped and explored through discourse and genre analysis. English Language Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, School of Critical Studies, November 2011.
  • Davis, R.H. How to teach Cross Cultural Communications in language classrooms. Feng Chia University, August 2016
  • Davis, R.H. Marrying corpus and genre analysis to study the use of reporting verbs in medical research articles. Asia-Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference 3: Beijing, October  2016



  • 2016- present  

Assistant Professor, Feng Chia University,

BIBA English Coordinator and Freshman English for advanced level


  • 2013-2015           

Part-time Lecturer, National Kaohsiung Normal University,

Teaching Pronunciation, Academic Writing and Public speaking


Part-time Lecturer, Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences,

Teaching cross-cultural communications and Business English


  • 2011- 2013     

Graduate Assistant Tutor, part-time, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Introduction to English Language, seminar tutor


  • 2010-2013      

Tutor, part-time, University of Glasgow’s EFL Unit, Glasgow, UK

English for Academic Purposes tutor, prepared students for entering University whose native language is not English, as well as IELTS preparation  


  • 2008--2010     

Instructor, part-time, R.O.C. Air Force Academy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TOEFL and TOEIC preparation


  • 2008--2010     

Instructor, part-time. Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Teach Travel English and Conversational English


  • 2008-2010         

Instructor, part-time, Shu Te University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Teach Travel English, Speech and Conversational English


  • 2008-09          

Consultant, One World Connections Pasig City, Manila, Philippines

Develop computer-based screening; create training curriculum for call center trainees


  • 2007-09             

Consultant, Haven Link Solutions Pasig City, Manila, Philippines

Develop and demonstrate prototype training curriculum for call-center trainees.


  • 2006-09            

English Counselor, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Work with undergraduate and graduate students to enhance oral, written skills


  • 2005--2010            

Foreign Director, Tinkerbell Kids Academy, Tsoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Train, supervise foreign teachers; develop curriculum; conduct workshops


  • 2003-2006       

Junior High Tutor,  Rae-Fang Junior High:, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


  • 2002

Public Advocate Intern,  Council of the District of Columbia, Councilmember Phil Mendelson.

Solved constituent problems; built coalitions with District departments; press


  • 2000-2002

Teaching Assistant,  American University, Foreign Student Services:  Washington, D.C.

Taught English as a second language to exchange students, American University.


  • 2001                

Study-Abroad Intern, UNCC Institute in English Teaching: Korea and Taiwan.

Worked as a guide and interpreter; handled local arrangements for a group of scholars.

  • Davis, R.H. Suggestions for the use of film in an EFL setting. R.O. C. Air Force  Academy Conference on Literature and Language, May 2009. Proceedings CAFA 2009  
  • Davis, R.H. Lowering intercultural apprehension in foreign nurses: Effects of the explicit teaching of conditionals on intercultural apprehension of nurses in Southern Taiwan. Berlin: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3844310290
Research & Teaching

Teaching at ISTM in Fall 2018/Spring 2019

  • Critical Thinking (FCU-Purdue Program Year 2)


Research Interests

  • Academic Writing
  • Intercultural Communications
  • English for Specific Purposes


Courses Taught at ISTM (2018)

  • Critical Thinking