Lindsay Davis

Assistant Professor, Langston University

Langston University, B.S. in Chemistry
University of Texas, Arlington, Ph.D. in Chemistry

Dr. Lindsay Davis is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Langston University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry in 2015 from Langston University. Upon graduation, Dr. Davis was awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

Her graduate research focused on utilizing spectrophotometric methods to elucidate mechanisms for F420-dependent enzymes under the mentorship of Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters. In 2021, Dr. Davis became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UT Arlington.

From her experiences as a first-generation STEM scholar, Dr. Davis is extremely passionate about mentoring students who are interested in pursuing STEM research and/or education careers. She takes pride in helping students transform their way of thinking about chemistry.

In addition to her primary job functions as a Professor, Dr. Davis enjoys giving back to the community. She currently serves the community through her involvement with the BRDGE Alliance Program, a national mentoring program for HBCU students, and as a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


What are your passions and hobbies?

I love mentoring, 2am google searches about scientific topics and binge watching tv shows (preferably about zombies or documentaries)

Favorite snack food?

Kettle Corn