Bill Davis, MA, CM
Lead Faculty - Assistant Professor
Bill Davis has extensive experience and education in all aspects of business: consultant, management, leadership, sales, marketing, strategic planning, human resources, and organizational change. He has over three decades of experience working in the beverage industry, specifically in the PepsiCo system, a Fortune 500 company, serving in front, middle management, and executive level leadership positions.
Bill is a pracademic who successfully transitioned his highly successful career into academia. He has over 15 years of extensive academic experience serving as a program chair, lead faculty, assistant professor, core faculty, instructor, instructional specialist, instructional specialist manager, and associate faculty. He loves furthering student learning and seeing student success.
Bill has received numerous local and national awards for excellence in teaching, leadership, management, community service, scholarship, sales, and marketing. Recently, Bill was recognized by the Forbes School of Business & Technology for Excellence in Service (2016), Excellence in Teaching (2017), and Excellence in Scholarship (2018). In 2016, Bill received the Distinguished Ashford University President's Award for his service to the university. In 2019, he was named Ashford University's Faculty of the Month. He has successfully taught over 200+ courses in accelerated education, developed courses and curriculum, and contributed to academic textbooks. In 2008, Bill received the Distinguished CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Commission for Accelerated Programs. He was one of three educators in the nation to received this award. He was also awarded the Institute of Certified Professional Manager's (ICPM) Managerial Excellence Award (2016). Bill is on their Board of Regents, Chair of their Bylaws and Policy Committee, and a Board Member in ADEIL, the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning. He is Chair of their Marketing Committee. He has served and been a Board Member of numerous organizations in his community, specifically United Way and Optimist International.
Here is a local article on Bill's work in his community: Man on the run: For Bill Davis, life means getting involved
Bill has published and presented at numerous academic conferences nationally and internationally and to several businesses, community organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Bill has published 100+ articles on business, strategic planning, marketing, management, leadership, organizational change, and adult learning and development. In 2019, he coauthored “Staying Engaged It’s Essential – Leadership Principles for Success.”
Here is a sample of Bill's body of work: