Dr. Jaya Davis is an Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. Davis received a Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University is 2010. In addition, Dr. Davis holds a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. in Criminology, both from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. In addition to UTA, Jaya has taught at Prairie View A&M University and University of Houston – Clear Lake. She began teaching at UTA in the Fall of 2010.