Vincent Alexander Davis
Vincent Alexander Davis is a Saint Xavier alumnus, Class of 2010. Prior to teaching, he was an employee of Ricoh USA, Inc. for nineteen years. He worked in various roles for Ricoh, including Site Manager, where he was responsible for providing contracted support services and office solutions to various clients in the Chicagoland area.
During his time at Ricoh, Vincent decided to return to school in 2003 at age 31 and received his A.A. from Moraine Valley Community College (2007); his B.A. in Communication from SXU (2010), and his M.A. in Communication and Training from Governors State University (2013). He is currently working on his Ph.D. from Regent University, where he is majoring in Communication Studies and expected to graduate Spring 2022.
Vincent started teaching at SXU in 2015, and he feels that he has found his calling in academia. During his time at SXU, Vincent has taught students who have either placed in or won the bi-annual COMM-101 Speech Competition; is part of several committees; and students and colleagues alike have been very complimentary of his personality, classroom presence, and commitment to students.
In his personal time, Vincent is a mid-level genealogist, where he not only researches his own family tree, but volunteers to help others in his spare time.
Vincent has been married for over 25 years to his wife Debra, and they have two adult children, Ariana and Donovan.
Areas of Interest
- Interpersonal communication
- Inter-group communication
- Family communication
- The role each plays in genealogy research
Vincent has won the 2020 SXU Teaching Excellence Award, and is a two-time winner of the African-American Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty in 2018 and 2020.