Alison Davis

Alison Davis

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Alison Davis

CEARH Director

Leadership CEARH
411 C.E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

Last Revised: Aug 3rd, 2022

Professional Biography

Dr. Alison Davis is the H.B. Price Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky and the Executive Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK). CEDIK is an integrated engagement/research center housed within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. CEDIK’s mission is to build engaged communities and vibrant economies. Dr. Davis leads a team of fourteen engagement and research staff to support for CEDIK’s five priority areas: economic development, leadership development, community health, arts engagement, and community design.

Dr. Davis builds relationships across campus, Kentucky and the nation with the goal of promoting a stronger sense of community and an improved economic base in rural areas. Her rural economic development program utilizes workshops, trainings, and educational materials to highlight the importance of community engagement, infrastructure development, regionalism, and the impact of changing public policy on rural communities.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University, 2004
B.A., Economics, Skidmore College, 1997

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Contact Information

Dr. Alison Davis, Ph.D.
CEARH Director

411 C.E. Barnhart Building Lexington, KY 40546-0276

(859) 257-7272

contact-cearh@lsv.uky.edu