A native of Virginia, Dr. Davis has enjoyed a career in higher education and administration, inpatient and outpatient mental health/behavioral healthcare services, human resources, public safety, organizational development and trauma focused services. He has held numerous administrative (associate dean, dept. chair, program director) and academic faculty appointments (full-time, core faculty, adjunct, sabbatical, visiting) with colleges, private universities and state-based systems over the past 25 years. Additionally, Joe has edited, authored or co-authored numerous books, dozens of book chapters and peer-reviewed journal publications or articles in behavioral sciences and psychology. He advises and sits on several editorial journal boards that include psychology, public safety and mental health. He has made numerous contributions to the field of psychology, public safety, and behavioral sciences as a university professor, author, editor, researcher, health care consultant and former public service psychologist. He is a fellow/diplomat and holds several postdoctoral certifications. He completed inpatient/outpatient pre-doctoral internships in clinical psychology at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center (VAMC) in La Jolla and clinical-health psychology and cognitive neurorehabilitation at Sharp Healthcare (Cabrillo) in San Diego.
Post-docs (2) include outpatient private practice in Clinical Psychology and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in San Diego and college based Health Services focusing on Personal Wellness/Behavioral Health in San Diego. Other education and training includes trauma/disaster mental health, forensic and police psychology. A former OCSD-PSR reserve, FEMA clinician and DOJ-DHS operations officer, Joe resides in San Diego, California with his wife and 2 daughters. An avid golfer and former 4 sport varsity athlete, interests include hiking, cycling, traveling, gardening.