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Edward L. Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Edward L. Davis joined Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration in 1980 as a professor in the Department of Decision Sciences. Prior to joining Clark Atlanta, Dr. Davis taught at North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Cincinnati, Morgan State College and the United States Army Air Defense School. He has been a visiting professor at North Carolina Central University and the University of Texas at El Paso. He has been the director of the Economic Development Center at Clark Atlanta University since 1983; Davis chaired the Department of Decision Sciences from 1983 to 1996. In 1996 Davis became interim Dean of the School of Business and in January 1999 accepted the position of Business School Dean. Davis returned to the classroom in September 2004 to serve as Professor of Decision Sciences. In 2007 he again became the interim Dean of the Business School.

Dr. Davis teaches in the areas of statistics, information systems management, production management and forecasting. His research interests include operations research techniques, minority business development and statistical analysis of procurement procedures. He specializes in the statistical analysis of availability and utilization with minority/women business enterprises (WMBE) in private and public procurement processes. He has authored several articles for national publications including the International Journal of Mathematical Education Science and Technology, NAFEO Proceedings, DSI Proceedings, Tech Trans, The Status of Black Atlanta, and the Transportation Planning and Technology Journal. He has authored or participated in more than 50 research studies and consultant reports. In addition to his teaching and administrative responsibilities, Davis has been an active speaker and researcher in business and economic development.

Dr. Davis is principal of E. Davis Enterprises. Among his clients have been the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Commerce, Peat Marwick, the Greater Atlanta Small Business Project, the United States Information Services and many state and local government agencies across the country. His international consultant experience includes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Togo, South Africa, Central Asia, Ukraine and Moscow. Other professional experience includes a senior associate at D.J. Miller & Associates and a systems engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dr. Davis earned a B.S. from Morgan State College in Mathematics, an M.S. from Ohio University in Mathematics, an M.S. from John Hopkins University in Management Science, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University with emphases in operations research and mathematics and statistics.

Dr. Davis has served on the boards of the Atlanta Business League, the Atlanta Neighborhood Fund, Kaufmann Entrepreneurial Education Advisory Board, Black MBA Magazine, AACSB Entrepreneur Affinity Group and several local advisory committees. Included among them are the Atlanta Renaissance Task Force and the Community Technology Initiative.