United States Air Force Academy

Go to home page

Dr. Kevin Davis

Professor / Director of Assessment

Department of Management

Kevin Davis Official Photo
Contact Information

(719) 333-8045

Email

Bio

Entered Air Force in 1974; flew C141s at McChord AFB and McGuire AFB; flew TG-7s, and Cessna 172s at the Air Force Academy. Worked in Current Operations at McGuire. Academy Instructor from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1996 to 2006. Civilian professor starting in 2006. Has taught a number of courses, from Intro to Management to Investments.

Education

Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard (1996)

Master of Business Administration, Harvard (1986)

Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy (1978)

Professional Experience

Air Force Command Pilot; has taught at U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Technical University and University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Honors & Awards

Heiser Award (2005)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Finance simulations, leadership development, conceptual mapping

Publications

Davis, K.J., and Jennings, W. (2016/2017) “The Mogador Trust: Applying Investment Concepts to Private Foundations”, Case Study and Case Note. Journal of Finance Case Research, Vol 17, No.1 2016_2017.

Davis, K.J., Levy, D.A., and Parco, J.E. (2016) “Leadership Development as Identity Change: An Analysis of the Impact of a Deliberate Leadership Development Program,” Journal of Character & Leadership Integration, Winter, 2016, Vol 3 (2), pp. 50-63. [This is a reprint of the article below—the article was quite relevant for the JCLI audience.]

Davis, K.J., Levy, D.A., and Parco, J.E. (2014) “Leadership Development as Identity Change: An Analysis of the Impact of a Deliberate Leadership Development Program,” European Journal of Management, Vol 14 (3), pp. 39-51.

Davis, K.J., Levy, D.A., and Parco, J. E. (2013) “Comparing Institutional Level and Technical Core Leaders: How Personality and Organizational Roles Affect Leadership Choices,” International Journal of Strategic Management, Volume 13, No.3.

Davis, K.J. and Fraser, S. (2012) “Insuring Defined-Benefit Plan Value – An Examination of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) Decision,” Financial Services Review 21 (2012).