Keith Davis was appointed to the NBCC International (NBCC-I) Advisory Council in 2016. Prior to his election, he served on the NBCC Board of Directors from 2011–2013. During his tenure, he presented the keynote address, on behalf of NBCC-I, at the VII Counseling Congress of the Americas, in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Dr. Davis has 20 years of experience working as a school counselor, counselor educator and supervisor, EAP counselor, and family intervention specialist. In addition to holding various faculty and leadership positions in American education, Dr. Davis has been a visiting professor in the Department of Guidance and Counseling at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. In Turkey, Dr. Davis taught courses in guidance and counseling, special education, and educational psychology to Turkish and Syrian refugee students.
Dr. Davis has led several groups of counselor education students to present at international conferences, cultural immersion experiences and service-learning opportunities abroad, including in Bolivia, Peru, and the United Kingdom. He has also led groups of counseling students to the Qualla Boundary reservation of the Cherokee Indians of North Carolina in order to learn about traditional teachings and relationships with the natural world. Dr. Davis participates in traditional teachings of the Cherokee through yearly gatherings with Cherokee elders.
Dr. Davis has served in several leadership capacities with the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). He has also held editorial board memberships including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional School Counseling, Counseling and Values, Journal of Humanistic Counseling, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Canadian Journal of Counselling and Spirituality, and New Horizons: Hong Kong Teachers’ Association. Dr. Davis has published over 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters in diverse topics. An emerging research interest for Dr. Davis is internationalism and the development of the counseling profession in a global society.
Dr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has master’s degrees in both curriculum and instruction and school counseling, an education specialist degree in marriage and family counseling, and a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Davis loves music and visits New York City annually to take in live jazz. As an avid reader, he has over 1,000 books in his personal collection.