Office: Kilgore Research Center, Room 117
After receiving B.S. ('84), M.S. ('86) and Ph.D ('92) degrees in nuclear engineering, Dr. Davis worked at Sandia National Laboratory in thermal sciences and safety for nuclear reactors and spent fuel storage facilities. He has called the Texas Panhandle home since 1999 and worked at West Texas A&M University since 2001.
Dr. Davis, in addition to serving as head of the Department of Engineering and Computer Science, teaches Fundamentals of Engineering, Statics and, sometimes, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer or engineering technology courses. He volunteers in many engineering education outreach programs, serves on the board of directors for the Ascension Academy, and he is active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Nuclear Society.
Dr. Davis has been involved in several funded research grants and scholarship programs. He is an active researcher in engineering education and fluids and heat transfer. He and other engineering faculty frequently collaborate on research efforts.
Dr. Davis, born on the Osage Indian Reservation in Pawhuska, Okla., was raised in Conroe, Texas, and destined to be an engineer. He is an avid golfer who believes golf is not a good walk spoiled ... he rides in a cart. "I told you Mechanical Engineering is a great thing," he said.