Teaching Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Dave Davis is a Morgantown native. After his freshman year at WVU, he obtained a summer job working at the WVU horticulture farm and fell in love with agriculture. The next semester he eagerly changed his major to Plant & Soil Sciences.
He earned the B. S. and M.S. degrees at WVU and then went on to manage two commercial apple and peach orchards, for eleven years, in both Virginia and West Virginia. He earned the Ph.D. in horticulture at Virginia Tech University and taught in their Agricultural Technology program from 1997-2006.
In 2009, Dave returned to Morgantown after accepting an offer to teach horticulture courses for the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at WVU. He is a Teaching Assistant Professor and teaches eight courses per year: Plant Propagation, Woody Plant Materials, Specialty Crops, Turf Grass Management, Landscape Management, Fruit & Vegetable Production, Vines to Wines and Barley to Beer.
Dave worked at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, maintaining their baseball and softball fields. In his spare time, Dave enjoys fly fishing in and around West Virginia and Montana.
Dave has been teaching college-level horticulture courses for seventeen years; consequently, it is safe to say that he has found his niche in life.