Dr. Dave Davies has served as dean of the Southern Miss Honors College since 2007. He
worked for 10 years in Arkansas media, most recently the Arkansas Gazette, before
joining the ranks of academia. He’s worked at Southern Miss since 1991, starting out as
adviser to the Student Printz and serving stints as chair of the Department of Journalism,
interim director of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, and associate dean
of the College of Arts & Letters. He holds a PhD from the University of Alabama. He continues
to teach in Mass Communication and Journalism and is working on his third book,
an analysis of press coverage of race for Northwestern University Press.

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