Dr. Kirk L. Davis has been named Interim Chief Operating Officer for Troy University’s Dothan Campus.
Davis assumes oversight of campus operations following the retirement of Dr. Don Jeffrey, who served the University for 46 years including two stints as Vice Chancellor of the Dothan Campus.
“Dr. Davis has been a tremendous asset to Troy University since joining the faculty in 1998,” said Dr. Kerry Palmer, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “The Dothan Campus will benefit greatly from the leadership and experience he brings to this role.”
Dr. Davis currently serves Director of Operations for the Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services at the Dothan Campus. He began his TROY career at the Dothan Campus in 1998, where he served as the chair for the former Department of Counseling and Psychology. He continues to serve as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychology.
In 2014, Dr. Davis accepted an appointment as the chair for the Division of Psychology before being promoted in 2016 to the Director of International Programs for the College of Education, a position that gave him the opportunity to teach in Malaysia on two separate occasions and host and teach more than 30 visiting Chinese scholars. He has been named the Outstanding Faculty Member three times in the College of Education and has served as faculty advisor for Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society for more than a decade.
Dr. Davis earned a B.A. in Psychology (1990) and a M.A. in Social Psychology (1992) from Mississippi State University, followed by a M.S. (1994) and Ph.D. (1997) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Mississippi.
“Serving Troy University for the last 25 years has been my pleasure,” Dr. Davis said. “If I’m fortunate enough, I’ll serve another 25 years.”