King Davis was appointed founding director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas. He has been serving as interim director during the institute’s start-up phase.
Dr. Davis is a professor and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy in the university’s School of Social Work. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas in 2000 after teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University and serving as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Davis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University. He earned a Ph.D. at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.