Bill Davis is an Assistant Professor 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.
An interdisciplinary team of Drs. Andree Swanson (Assistant Professor), Bill Davis (Instructor), Karen Ivy (Assistant Professor), Forbes School of Business; Christine McMahon, Assistant Professor, and Matt Laubacher, Academic Dept. Chair, College of Liberal Arts had a virtual presentation accepted: "Lessons learned: Video" in the online classroom. Virtual presentation, VII International Guide Conference: " Cultural Identity in the Midst of Global Modernizations: The Role of Distance Education," Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Bill Davis (Instructor, Forbes School of Business) presented "Groups, Diversity and Creativity" to Clinton Leadership School, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton, Iowa in March.
Bill Davis (Instructor, Forbes School of Business) presented "Leading Change and Getting to Yes" to Clinton Leadership School, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Clinton, Iowa in February.
Bill Davis (Instructor, Forbes School of Business) presented "Passion, Purpose and Time Management" to Idea Lab, Results Marketing, St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center, Davenport, Iowa in January.
Bill Davis (Instructor, Forbes School of Business) published "Classroom Leadership," a virtual presentation for Think Tank, San Diego, CA: Ashford University.
Bill Davis (Instructor, Forbes School of Business) published "Getting to Yes," a virtual presentation for USDLA (United States Distance Learning Association).