Dr. Phil Davis named associate dean

January 11, 2024


Doctor Phil Davis
Dr. Phil Davis

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The McCoy College of Business at Texas State University has named Dr. Phil Davis as Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Research, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

In this role, Dr. Davis will provide leadership and direction for all matters related to faculty development, including the establishing of programs and policies that support a robust intellectual life for McCoy College's community, as well as enhancing the quality and impact of the scholarship of research faculty. 

In his previous role as assistant chair in the Department of Management, Dr. Davis was a strategic and thoughtful leader, working to ensure faculty are positioned to pursue their passions and achieve excellence in their careers at Texas State.

"In building strong collaborative relationships, Phil has earned the confidence of his colleagues and I believe these same qualities will enable his success in this leadership role representing all McCoy College faculty," said Dr. Sanjay Ramchander, Dean of the McCoy College of Business.

Dr. Davis joined Texas State in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Department of Management and was promoted to associate professor in 2021. He began his appointment as assistant chair for the Department of Management in Fall 2022. Prior to his time at Texas State, he held a faculty position at East Carolina University and corporate positions at Bank of America, Ingersoll-Rand, and UPS. His research examines agency theory, social entrepreneurship, and stakeholder management, and his work is published in journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Knowledge & Innovation, and Journal of Small Business Management, among others.

Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. in management from University of North Texas, an MBA in operations management from the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University, and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Clemson University.

Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Research, Dr. Davis succeeds Dr. Alex McLeod, who retired in December 2023.

For more information about this story or other news, email Twister Marquiss, manager of marketing and communications for the McCoy College of Business, at twister@txstate.edu.

About the McCoy College of Business
Established in 1970, Texas State’s business school officially became the McCoy College of Business in 2004 following a donation of $20 million by Emmett and Miriam McCoy. The college, which offers classes in both San Marcos and Round Rock, is accredited by AACSB in both business and accounting, and has graduated nearly 44,000 alumni.

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