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Dr. Deanna R. Davis

Associate Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise:

  •  Organizational Leadership
  • Workforce Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Training & Development
  • Strategic Planning


  • Ph.D. Workforce Development & Organizational Leadership           December 2012

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • M.A. Higher Education Administration                                              May 1998

New York University

  • B.S. Business Management                                                                August 1993

San Diego State University


  • A Phenomenological Study on the Leadership Development of African American Women Executives in Academia and Business (UMI Number: 3553634).

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Northcentral University
  • Instructor, Texas State Technical College
  • Director for Academic Enrichment/Part-time Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Selected Publications (if applicable):

 Davis, D. (2016). The Journey to the Top: Stories on the Intersection of Race and Gender for African  American Women in Academia and Business. Journal of Research Initiatives, 2(1), 1-12.

Davis, D. & Maldonado, C. (2015). Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The Leadership Development of African American Women in Higher Education. Advancing Women in Leadership, 35(1), 50-66.

Davis, D. (2014). Her Father’s Focus. In A.M. Abdullah-Winstead (Ed.), Their Journey to the Ph.D.: Stories of Personal Perseverance and Academic Achievement (Special Edition, p. 21-27). Atlanta, GA: Hawthorne Press.