Bill Davis, MA, CM
Forbes School of Business
Bill Davis is an Instructor in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lewis University, and a Certified Manager Certification from The Institute for Professional Managers. Davis completed sales, human relations, and leadership courses at Dale Carnegie Training. He has over three decades experience working in the beverage industry, specifically for PepsiCo. He has also worked as a consultant for many organizations, advising in subjects like strategic planning, leadership, professional selling, and organizational change. Davis’ teaching career began in 2004 and aside from Ashford he has instructed at Blackhawk College and St. Ambrose. He has taught over 100 undergraduate courses, both online and in brick and mortar environments, in subjects such as management, leadership, sales, and marketing. In 2008, he was one of three national recipients for the distinguished CAP Award from the Commission for Accelerated Programs and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Learning Honor Society. Ashford has presented him with Leadership and Excellence in Teaching awards as well. Davis has a strong background in volunteer work. He has served as a past president of the Rock Island Optimist Club, a lieutenant governor for Region 4 of Illinois Optimists, on the steering committee of the local United Way board, as a junior advisor with Junior Achievement of the Quad-Cities, and as a volunteer for Adopt-a-School.