Davis-Goff is the author of three novels: The Dower House, This Cold Country, and The Fox’s Walk, as well as Walled Gardens, a family memoir that describes the life and history of the Anglo-Irish. She is also the editor of an anthology, The Literary Companion to Gambling. Davis-Goff has taught literature at Bennington since 2004 and is the director of Bennington’s Incarceration in America Initiative and the Prison Education Initiative (PEI). PEI offers Bennington College courses with transferable credits at Great Meadow Correctional Facility at Comstock, New York. Davis-Goff has worked for more than 30 years with organizations that serve homeless families in New York City and is an advocate for prison reform. She is a founding board member of the board of JustLeadershipUSA.