Bill Davis named Associate Dean for the Working Professional MBA programs

8.10.2009 Faculty News, General, News Release

Bill Davis has been named the Associate Dean for the Working Professional MBA programs at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

Davis has been a faculty member at Wake Forest University for more than 12 years. He teaches negotiations, management communication, human resource management and leadership. In his new role, he will oversee the Working Professional MBA programs in Winston-Salem and in Charlotte.

Davis is a former manager of interpersonal communications programs at NCR Corp. and a senior consultant with Hayes Group International. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Ohio State University. He also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Davis has extensive experience working with companies on a wide variety of human resource matters, including organizational transitions, performance evaluation, employee orientation/training and staff development. He also serves as an executive coach to leaders who are looking to improve their influence and effectiveness.

Charles Iacovou, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs, praised Davis for his dedication and leadership as a professor, manager and HR professional.

“Bill’s extensive experience and strong vision for enhancing business education specific to working professionals will ensure that our programs continue to remain top in the nation.”

As the business environment continues to evolve globally, Davis wants to focus on providing a world-class business education that goes beyond technical knowledge.

“We need to give our students the tools necessary to adapt and excel in the ever-changing business world. It is vital that we provide a well-rounded, integrated curriculum in a diverse and collaborative learning environment. This will ensure that our graduates possess the skills and insights necessary to have an immediate impact in their current jobs and help them compete in a dynamic business environment,” he said.

Wake Forest University offers MBA programs for working professionals in the evenings in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, as well as a Saturday program in Charlotte. Wake Forest MBA programs have consistently ranked among the world’s best in surveys by U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Financial Times.