Douglas V. Davidson, Ph.D.

Douglas V. Davidson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University and a Core Faculty Member of the Graduate College at The Union Institute & University.  Dr. Davidson has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley with substantive knowledge in the areas of:  sociological and community development, systemic process of organizational alignments, sociology of education, sociology of colonialism, and third world development.  His extensive expertise centers on overseeing the development of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California at Berkeley and Director of Black Studies/Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts.  He is an author, consultant and speaker.

Dr. Davidson aggressively challenges and explores issues of social and cultural development that are influenced by Anthropology and Sociology.  He explores the integration of organizational systemic issues impacting persons sociologically and psychologically.  His life’s work centers on exploring the major issues of social responsibility that arise in the relationship between people who make up an organization and the larger society to which that organization belongs, as well as the challenges and complexity of high-involvement management in the postmodern organizations of the global community.

Currently Dr. Davidson is engaged in designing models for incorporating multicultural perspectives and content into the liberal arts curriculum in post-secondary education at Western Michigan University. This is a “natural”  extension of his academic and political commitment to empowering all persons in both the corporate and academic arena through the educational process.

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