Academic Historian

Robert “Bob” Davis is professor of sociology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. With a PhD from Washington State, he did postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology. His areas of specialty include suicide, homicide, poverty and education-related issues. A New Orleans native, Davis has lived in Greensboro, North Carolina since 1970. He is currently the Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work. Past Director of A&T’s Institutional Assessment Office and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is past president of the North Carolina Sociological Association, The Association of Black Sociologists and Vice President of the Southern Sociological Society. Davis is Chair of the board of East Market Street Development Corporation and past Chairperson of the Guilford County Planning Board. Davis is actively involved in the Greensboro community as well as professional Sociological Associations. He describes himself as an avid runner and jazz fan. He is married to the former Shirl Brown and to this union one son, Robert Davis, III.

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (1891- )

The Morrill Act of 1890 created an opportunity for African Americans in higher education. The 1890 act specifically prohibited payments of federal money to any state which discriminated against blacks in admission to tax-supported colleges or universities; however, states could receive money if they provided … Read MoreNorth Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (1891- )