Gregory Davis, PhD

Greg Davis
Gregory Davis, PhD
Professor & Assistant Director
OSU Extension - Community Development, Agricultural Administration Building, Suite 3, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5942
Degree Information: 
PhD in Extension Education, The Ohio State University
MPA in Political Science, Bowling Green State University
BA in Comprehensive Social Sciences, University of Findlay
Additional Information: 

Specialization & Areas of Expertise:

Specialization:  Economic Development 

Areas of Expertise:


Bowen-Ellzey, N., Davis, G.A., Romich, E., Lloyd, M. (2013). Extension-Led Economic Development Model - A Recipe for SuccessJournal of Extension, Volume 51, Number 2, Article #2FEA5.

Davis, G. A., Lucente, J. E. (2012). Local Government Leadership Education: Measuring the Impact of Leadership Skill Development on Public OfficialsJournal of Extension, Volume 50, Number 2, Article #2RIB3.

Lucente, J. E., Gabriel, T., Davis, G. A., Wellington, C., Lichtkoppler, F. (2012). Ohio's 2010 Lake Erie Charter Fishing IndustryFisheries, Volume 37 (Issue 12).


Greg Davis has served a statewide assignment as Assistant Director, Ohio State University Extension - Community Development since September 2010. In this capacity he leads field-based Extension specialists and educators engaged in the development of community, organizational and individual capacity to improve civic, environmental and economic conditions throughout Ohio. Prior to this position, he served as Leader, Community Economics and Business, a collaboration between Departments of Extension and Agriculture, Environmental, and Development Economics. In this community outreach and engagement role, he worked with communities, residents, and OSU Extension field staff to develop and implement programs and tools to foster better-informed community economic development strategies. He has also served in a program leadership role at a regional level with Extension and worked as a county Extension agent in Crawford County, Ohio working with community volunteers, organizations and local governments to develop local capacity for community development.