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Vincent Davis

Title:Faculty Specialist
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: Communication


Vincent Alexander Davis, ABD, is a Saint Xavier alumnus, class of 2010. Before teaching, Davis was a longtime employee of Ricoh USA, Inc. for 19 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, Davis returned to school, receiving an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College in 2007, a bachelor's in communication from SXU in 2010, and a master's in communication and training from Governors State University in 2013. Davis is currently at the dissertation proposal stage of his doctoral journey and is expected to graduate in spring or summer 2023 with his Ph.D. from Regent University.

Davis started teaching at SXU as an adjunct in spring 2015 and earned full-time faculty status in fall 2017. During his time at SXU, he has taught students who have placed in or won the bi-annual COMM 101 Speech Competition and is regularly part of campus-wide committees in service to the University. Students and colleagues alike have been very complimentary of his personality, classroom presence and commitment to students. Davis has also won several teaching awards during his time at SXU.

In his free time, Davis is a mid-level genealogist, where he not only researches his family tree but volunteers to help others. His genealogical research is the driving force behind his dissertation research.

Davis has been married for 28 years to his wife Debra, and they have two adult children, Ariana (SXU Class of 2020) and Donovan.


M.A. in Communication and Training
Governors State University

B.A. in Communication
Saint Xavier University

A.A. in Mass Communication
Moraine Valley Community College


  • Teaching Excellence Award (2020 winner, '21 and '22 nominee)
  • African-American Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty (2018, '20, and '22 winner)