Andrew Davis, Associate Dean and Head of School in the School of Education

Andrew Davis, PhD

  • Associate Dean and Head of School, School of Education in the College of Community Engagement and Professions
  • Professor, Educational Psychology

Andrew Davis is the Associate Dean and Head of School for the School of Education in the College of Community Engagement and Professions, and Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. He previously was on the faculty at Ball State University from 2003 to 2023, including serving as the Department Chair of Educational Psychology, Interim Chair of the Department of Special Education, and Director of the Ball State Neuropsychology Laboratory. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Editor of the Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology. His research interests are primarily focused on applied aspects of clinical neuropsychology. This includes the neuropsychological functioning of neurologically and psychiatrically impaired individuals and psychometric issues in neuropsychological assessment.

His current research interests include the relationship between cortical and subcortical sensory-motor skills and cognitive functioning, executive functioning, perinatal complications, performance validity testing, estimation of premorbid functioning, and neuropsychological functioning in patients with ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, Fetal-Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and Multiple Sclerosis. Additionally, Dr. Davis is interested in other topics, including traumatic brain injury, psychopathology, and professional topics in school psychology, including the synthesis of neuropsychology and school psychology. Dr. Davis primarily taught classes in neuropsychology, developmental psychopathology, and cognitive assessment. Dr. Davis is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist in Indiana, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and has provided clinical services and supervision in a variety of settings.


  • PhD, University of Northern Colorado School Psychology Program
    Specialization: Clinical Neuropsychology (APA-Accredited Program)
  • BA, Gettysburg College

Research & Publications

(see Curriculum Vitae for comprehensive list)

  • Dale, B. A., Finch, W. H., Shellabarger, K. A. R., & Davis, A. S. (2021). Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition profiles of children with autism spectrum disorder using a classification and regression trees analysis. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 39(7), 783-799.
  • Davis, A. S., Williams, R. N., Gupta, A. S., Finch, W. H., & Randolph, C. (2015). Evaluating neurocognitive deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis via a brief neuropsychological approach. Applied Neuropsychology-Adult, 22(5), 381-387. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2014.949717
  • Finch, W. H., Davis, A. S., & Dean, R. S. (2014). Identification of individuals with ADHD using the Dean-Woodcock Sensory Motor Battery and a boosted tree algorithm. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 204-215. doi: 10.3758/s13428-014-0460-4
  • Davis, A. S., Pass, L. A., Finch, W. H., & Dean, R. S. (2009). The canonical¬†relationship between sensory-motor functioning and cognitive processing in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24, 273-286. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acp032

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)