Academic Affairs

Tim Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Tim Davis received his Ph.D. in psychology from Northcentral University in 2006 with an emphasis in health psychology - behavioral medicine. He has also received a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Kansas in 1998 with a concentration in clinical social work. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the state of Kansas, which allows independent practice to diagnose and treat mental disorders. His appointment to the Fort Hays State University faculty in 2005 brings him back to the university where his collegiate educational pursuits began. Dr. Davis attended FHSU as an undergraduate student, where he received a BA in sociology in 1993 with an emphasis in criminal justice and a minor in political science.

Since his departure from FHSU as a student, Dr. Davis has been primarily involved in field of mental health. He began in the field serving the severe and persistently mentally ill as a psycho-educational coordinator at High Plains Mental Health Center. From there, he eventually went on to develop and manage the partial hospital program at Hays Medical Center.

Dr. Davis continued in the field working at the Sexual Predator Program of Kansas as a clinical team leader. His duties included individual and group treatment, risk assessment and psycho-physiological testing services. He was featured nationally in a Discovery Health Channel documentary during his tenure at the program.

Just before returning to FHSU, Dr. Davis worked as a psychotherapist at Hays Psychological Associates. His work included diagnostic assessment, individual and family psychotherapy and consultation to the medical staff as an expert in behavioral health. He is still involved in the delivery and study of health and wellness-related programming at the Center for Health Improvement.

In addition to his scholarly and clinical interests, Dr. Davis is very involved in developing and protecting the practice of social work. He has served as the president of the Kansas Society of the Clinical Social Work Federation and as a board member of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.


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