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Edward Wilson Davis, business administration educator. International Business Machines Corporation faculty fellow in international business, 1976.


Davis, Edward Wilson was born on August 4, 1935 in Thomaston, Georgia, United States. Son of James Royland, Junior and Hazel (Bass) Davis.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1959. Postgraduate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1958.

Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1968.


Project leader, Operations Research, Inc., Washington, 1960-1964;assistant professor, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1973;visiting associate professor, Sloan School Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1973-1974;associate professor, then professor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1974-1978;professor, Graduate School Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1978;Oliver Wight professor business administration, Graduate School Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1984-1991;Isidore Horween research professor, Graduate School Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1991-1996. Consultant various private and public companies, United States and Europe.



Council member Pilgrim Congregation Church, 1972-1974. Cub scout and boy scout leader Occoneechee council Boy Scouts American, 1974-1977. Member of Production Operations Management Society (vice president education 2003-2005), Institute Management Sciences, American Institute Industrial Engineers, Project Management Institute, American Institute Decision Sciences, American Production and Inventory Control Society (director Educational and Research Foundation, presidential award 1974, 1989), University Virginia Raven Society, Westminister Canterbury of the Blue Ridge (board directors 2000-2004).


Married Patricia Gail Forrest, October 20, 1962. Children: Matthew Wilson, Edward Royland.

James Royland Davis

Hazel (Bass) Davis

Patricia Gail Forrest

Matthew Wilson Davis

Edward Royland Davis