Director of the MBA Program and Associate Professor of Management
Walter D. Davis is Professor of Management, Faculty Director of MBA Programs, and Wm. W. Gresham Entrepreneurial Professor at The University of Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches MBA and Professional MBA courses in organizational behavior, doctoral courses in human resource management, and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurial leadership, strategic management, and advanced human resource management. He received the Outstanding Campus MBA Professor Award in 2021.
Professor Davis conducts research focusing on entrepreneurial leaning, innovative employee work behavior, goal orientation, and corporate social responsibility. His research has been funded by the U.S. Army Research Institute and the Office of Naval Research, and has been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Group and Organization Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Performance, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Family Business Review.