Bill Davis, MA, CM, CDM, is a Core Faculty / Assistant Professor, author, and Faculty Senator in the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Bill has extensive experience in distance education, adult learning and development, management, leadership, human resource management, project management, professional selling, marketing, strategic management, P&L management, and organizational change. A skilled educator and administrator with over 15 years of higher education experience, and over 30 years of progressive beverage industry management experience. Bill is a former executive within the PepsiCo system, a Fortune 500 company. Bill has taught over 180+ courses in accelerated education (onground and online teaching modalities). A servant and transformational style leader who has a unique teaching style, Bill applies active learning methods that bridge the gap of understanding between theory and practice. Bill is a passionate educator, and his goal is to provide the very best classroom experience for his students. He works to increase student learning and understanding to further real-world application. Bill is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ashford University Presidents Award for service, the Forbes School of Business & Technology Excellence in Teaching Award (2017), Service Award (2016), and Ashford University Excellence in Teaching Award (2007). Bill received the distinguished CAP Excellence in Teaching Award, from the Commission for Accelerated Programs in Philadelphia, PA (2008). He was one of three educators that were selected in the nation to receive this prestigious national award. In addition, Bill has received many awards in sales, marketing, management, leadership, teaching, and for his service inside and outside of the organizations he serves.