Brad Davis, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, MS Kinesiology

Dr. Brad Davis grew up in Pasadena in a basketball family. He followed suit and played junior college basketball at Orange Coast College and Pasadena City College. In 1987, while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a computer science major, Davis was invited to play for a basketball team touring Spain. His experience working with the youth in Spain awakened a passion to teach and coach.

After graduation, Davis began his teaching and coaching career at Blair High School. During his 22 years as an educator, he has worked at Newhart and Arroyo Vista Middle Schools, Blair, Tri-City, San Clemente, and San Juan Hills high schools; Orange County Department of Education; and Concordia University. In those years, he taught English, physical education, science, history, reading, and study skills. He has worked as an assistant dean, freshman mentor, Discipline Team Committee member, school board president, head basketball coach, head volleyball coach, athletic director, and assistant men's basketball coach at Concordia University and Vanguard University.

Davis' passion for leadership has been demonstrated in his coaching and teaching. While at Concordia University, he used his knowledge of leadership practices to help the men’s basketball program earn its first NAIA Division I national championship in 2003. Always eager to help use his leadership philosophy in new settings, in 2014 he helped the men’s basketball program at Vanguard University earn its first NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball national championship as well. He holds a master's degree in teaching from Grand Canyon University and a doctorate in education with an emphasis in sports management and leadership (ABD) from Concordia University Chicago. On coming back to PLNU as an adjunct professor, Brad stated, "There are so many people that made a positive impact in my life while I was at PLNU. I look forward to the opportunity to give back to students the mentoring and guidance I received from this special place.”


  • Ed.D., Concordia University Chicago
  • M.A., Education, Grand Canyon University
  • B.A., Liberal Studies, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • Foundations in Kinesiology – KIN 600
  • Leadership in Sport – KIN 630
  • Directed Readings – KIN 660
  • Internship/Practicum in Kinesiology – KIN 688