Dr. Davis is currently an Associate Professor & Program Director of Organizational Sciences & Director of the GWU Women’s Leadership Institute at the George Washington University. She also served as the former Chair of the Department of Organizational Sciences/Communication at The George Washington University and Chair of Management at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
An authority in strategic management, business policy, and organizational systems dynamics, Dr. Davis has published numerous articles on decision-making, strategic management, stakeholder issues, leadership, and ethics. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Business and Economics, the Business Journal, Journal of Production and Operations, the Case Research Journal, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the Journal of Quality Management, Journal of Management Education and the Health Policy Journal, and in numerous conference proceedings at The Strategic Management Society, The International Leadership Association, the APA, The Eastern Academy of Management, the Academy of Management and the Northeast Business & Economics Association. She is currently co-authoring a book with William E. Smith on the Creative Power of Purpose for Routledge to appear in 2006. She has lectured and done consulting work in strategy and human centered systems change the U.S A., Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Central and Western Europe. More recently she has worked in Croatia, with SAIC, the Indiana Rural Development Council, CIA and the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Starting as a researcher at the Duke University Medical School and culminating as Managing Director of the National Disease Research Interchange, a biomedical research and technology firm. She has been a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and has worked for and consulted with the Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. Since joining the. George Washington University’s faculty, she has continued to research, write about and work with business, government and non-profit industry sectors.
Dr Davis teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in Strategy, Systems Thinking, Organization Management Systems and Comparative/International Management.
She earned her B.A. from Columbia University, and received her Ph.D. in Social Systems Sciences from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Recent Presentations and Research Activity:
Smith WE, Davis EB. 2006. The Creative Power of Purpose: A Transformative, Strategic Organizing Process. Book , forthcoming, Routledge, London:UK.
Davis EB. 2006. Keynote Presentation. No One wants to be Shark Bait: A New Line on Strategy as Purpose, Leadership and Transformation. APA Division 13, Society of Consulting Psychologists Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
Davis EB. 2006. Exploring Strategic Alliances: Human Science & Organizational Sciences. GWU University Seminar Series in the Human Sciences. February, Washington, DC.
Joshi, MJ, Davis EB, Kathuria R, Weidner K. 2005. Learning and Teaching Strategic Management Through Experiential Methods. Journal of Management Education. (29): 672 – 695, Oct.
Davis EB, Smith W.E. 2005. The Power of Purpose: Creating transformational leadership capacity. Proceedings, International Leadership Association Conference, Amsterdam.
Davis EB. 2005. Strategy Superperformers: Creating Strategically Power-Full Organizations. CIA Leadership Academy. December, VA.
Davis EB. 2005 “Preventing Eyes Wide Shut”: Reframing the 21st Century Organization-
The Power of Purpose in Transformational Leadership and Strategy Building, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, AAUW, Washington, DC, June.
Davis E., Smith W.E. 2005. Examining leadership processes and roles through the lens of AIC, ORSC 297: Strategic Systems Thinking: Capstone Course for Executive MBAs. George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Davis EB. 2005. Why is the MBA Notion of Strategy Dying? Invited Presentation, Strategic Leadership Network, Metro Division, Washington, DC..
Davis, EB. 2004. “Transformational Leadership: the Case of Croatia” as part of a Panel paper presentation to the International Leadership Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November
Davis EB, Smith WE. 2004. Convergence of Systems, Power and Strategic Management
Theories in Practice, accepted, The Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA., August.
Smith WE, Davis EB. 2004. Transforming Organizations; A Five Dimensional Process, the 3rd International Conference on Systems Thinking in Management (ICSTM '04): Transforming Organizations to Achieve Sustainable Success, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, , May 19-21.
Smith WE, Davis EB. 2003. Organizing the Revolution: A Five Dimensional Strategic Process. 23rd International Conference of the Strategic Management Society,Baltimore, MD, November.
Joshi MJ, Davis EB, Kathuria R, Weidner, K. 2003. Learning and Teaching Strategic Management Through Experiential Methods. Academy of Management , judged as Best Paper , Seattle, Washington, August..
Kathuria R, Davis, E. 2001. (Winter) Quality and Work Force Management Practices: The Managerial Performance Implication. Production and Operations Management, 10(4):1- 18.
Kathuria R, Davis E. 2000. Quality and Workforce Management: From the Manufacturing Manager’s Perspective. Journal of Quality Management, 4(2):147-166.