Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
Dr. Danny Davis has been associated with Texas A&M since the fall of 1972 when his father dropped him off at Dorm 6 on the Quad. After four years in the Corps of Cadets, he graduated with a BA in history and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant. His first assignment was with the 6th Infantry in the divided city of West Berlin, Germany. During his 20 year Army career Danny served in a variety of command and staff positions in Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces units. In 1983, Captain Davis led a company of paratroopers in combat during the invasion of Grenada. While an instructor at the Army Infantry School he also earned a master’s degree in international relations from Troy State University. LTC (retired) Davis’ military awards include the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge. From 1997-2000, Danny served as a civilian training consultant in the US State Department's Train and Equip Program in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From 2000-2005, he was a high school JROTC instructor in San Antonio, Texas. Also during this period Danny earned his second degree from Aggieland, a Ph.D. in education. Since 2006, he has worked with the military and in academia to support the national defense and homeland security (HLS) missions. With the Bush School since 2007, his areas of expertise include terrorism and counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and military history. Over the past few years, Danny researched and designed six homeland security related courses that are now part of the School’s curriculum. He also helped design and stand up the new online Executive Master in Public Service and Administration Degree. Author of numerous articles, Danny’s most recent article indicates one of research interest areas; “The Constant Threat to Peace and Liberty: The Caliphate and Jihad”. Danny and his wife Mary ’79 live and raise cattle out on their Lost Dog Ranch near Dime Box, Texas.