Bill Davis joined the Office of the Provost in 2021 and serves as interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement.
The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA) leads institutional efforts to academically engage students from all majors and provide a high-impact education throughout their undergraduate degree program. Presently, DAESA consists of the Academic Success and Career (ASCC); Distinguished Scholarship Programs; First-Year Programs; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP); Office of Academic Engagement; Office of Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness; Office of Undergraduate Research; Transfer Center for Policy and Resources; the WSU Writing Program; and University Common Requirements (UCORE).
He was previously the associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a role he served in for nine years, and he is an associate professor of biochemistry/biophysics in the School of Molecular Biosciences. Davis is also co-director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s B.S. to Ph.D. Fast Track Program in the School of Molecular Biosciences. He joined the WSU faculty in 2001 and has earned numerous awards for his teaching, faculty service, and academic advising throughout his career.