Davis, Linda A.




Job Title

Vice President of Academic Affairs


The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

PhD, 1993


Educational Studies – General


Nasssau, Bahamas

Dr. Davis has served in higher education administration at the senior level for more than 20 years. This journey has taken her from The College of The Bahamas (COB) to the former Wheelock College (Boston, MA, USA) and back to University of The Bahamas (UB), where most recently, she served as Provost. Beginning her career in higher education as a faculty member at COB in the Humanities, followed by Teacher Education, she subsequently moved into the administrative track, first as Assistant Chair, then Dean, two Vice Presidential level positions, and the international deanship at Wheelock before being appointed UB’s first Provost. This range of experiences enabled Dr. Davis to explore multiple perspectives and philosophies that inform education and operations in the academe. As a curriculum specialist, she has a specific interest in connecting theory and practice through experiential learning and co-curricular engagements. Her perspective on academic leadership is grounded in the philosophy of the power of teams. She believes in leveraging the talents of each team member to achieve the greatest success, whether it involves faculty, staff, or students. She is a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and has served as a member and Chair of the Catholic Board of Education. Her civic and community outreach has spanned national, regional and international engagements, including such programmes as The Bahamas COVID-19 Vaccination Drive; Consortium Visiting Haiti-Post-Earthquake (2010); and various service-learning experiences that have taken her to South Africa and Ghana among other locations. Dr. Davis completed her undergraduate education at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota (BA, English) graduate studies at the University of Ottawa (MEd, Psychopedagogy) and University of British Columbia (PhD, Social and Educational Studies). She is a 2005 graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and a 2020 graduate of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), May 2019 – April 2020, Coaching for Aspiring Presidents and Senior Higher Education Leaders.