Christopher Scott Davies, DPhil
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Christopher Davies teaches a broad spectrum of history courses at Ashford University’s College of Liberal Arts, where he is an Assistant Professor and previously served as an adjunct faculty member. He graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in History and English Literature. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended Yale University, where he received his Master’s degree in History. He then studied in England, obtaining a Doctorate in Modern History from Balliol College, University of Oxford. Although his area of teaching expertise is modern Europe, his specialization is 20th century Irish history. Among his research interests are state intervention, agriculture, genocide, and nationalism. As a social historian, Dr. Davies endeavors to help his students understand history from the ground up to help them appreciate the role of the individual in historical events. Having returned to university himself as an adult learner after retiring from his previous career as an Executive Chef, Dr. Davies understands the life commitments of many older students and appreciates the role that Ashford plays in affording educational opportunities to those with similar responsibilities.