Cynthia Kimball Davis is the Chair of the Integrated & Engaged Studies (IES) Department, in the School of Integrated & Engaged Learning (SIEL).  She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Career & Technical Postsecondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Cynthia also teaches in the IES and Communication Departments and conducts research on heart-based hope communication, culture and leadership. 

Prior to graduate school, Cynthia worked as a college administrator, director, college business and management training faculty, face-to-face and online faulty, patient educator and advocate, and columnist. 

One of her favorite quotes is by Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMC, (Ret.), Director of the U.S. Naval Academy's Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership: "I believe if you ask any extraordinary leader what does leadership and love have to do with it, they would tell you everything."

Cynthia's other favorite quote is by, Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come what may, and love it."  ;)