Dr. Moses Davis

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Moses Davis, affectionately known as “Dr. Moses” joined Johns Hopkins University as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in July of 2017. His role is to enhance the climate of diversity and inclusion for all students by providing dedicated and integrated leadership for a wide range of efforts related to cultural awareness, gender equity, social justice, and the intersection of identities.

In his portfolio, Dr. Moses oversees Religious & Spiritual Life, Women and Gender Resources, LGBTQ Life, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He was born and raised in Michigan and earned his BA in Secondary English Education and Spanish from Western Michigan University, an MA in Higher Education Administration from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.

His research interests look at the relationships of race and culture and how we build the capacity for intercultural competence. He is a true believer that each of us has the ability to change the world and leave a lasting legacy for those who come after us. In addition to his work at Hopkins, Dr. Moses serves as a national Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute and is the owner of a diversity training and consulting practice. Prior to joining the Hopkins team, he served in various roles at St. John’s University, The University of Michigan, and most recently at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Moses is an extensive traveler and has visited all but one continent and speaks 2 1/4 languages. His favorite quote is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” by Mahatma Gandhi and he actively lives his life being the change.