Voorhees University professor Freddie Davis recognized as dedicated, skillful journalist

By: Voorhees University

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University Mass Communications professor Freddie Davis has been featured in Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry for excellence in journalism and education. The publication recently cited Davis for his many accomplishments, as shared here.

The Columbia, SC native is a professor and program coordinator at Voorhees University. He is also a professional scorer for the writing component of the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test and the AP English and Composition exams.

“I am honored to have received this recognition from Who’s Who. I am also proud to be part of a university taking its students to the next level of academic excellence,” Davis said. “Dr. Hightower Mitchell often says, ‘challenges accepted,’ and I embrace that.”

Davis, who was the first African American television reporter in the Carolinas, joined WFMY-TV/CBS, in 1969. He worked throughout the 1970s as a reporter, writer, anchor and editor for numerous television stations across the country.

According to the Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry, Davis has worked with some of the best media outlets in the country, including WIS-TV in South Carolina, KNBC-TV in California, WRC-TV in Washington, the ABC News Direction Radio Network, WJXT-TV, The Seattle Times and various South Carolina newspapers. He has worked in higher education at the University of Florida, Jacksonville University, Washington State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Davis has written news articles for several major publications, including USA Today, the Seattle Times, Charlotte Observer, the Post & Courier (Charleston, SC), Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), and the Jacksonville Business Journal.

He has been an adjunct instructor in journalism and video productions, a research and writing consultant, and an advanced placement reader of English and Composition for the Educational Testing Service.

Davis earned a Bachelor of Science in English education degree from North Carolina A&T State University. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree in general and executive management from Florida Metropolitan University and a Master of Arts degree in teaching in integrated learning technologies from Jacksonville University. He has completed all but his dissertation for the Ph.D. in educational technology at Walden University.

He is a member of many professional organizations, including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Davis is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from Washington State University, a Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate alma mater through the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, an Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood Award through B’nai B’rith, and an Ohio State Award given by the Ohio State University through ABC Radio.

Beyond his passion for education and journalism, Davis is an avid family man and gourmet chef.

A high-resolution image of Freddie Davis is available at https://www.voorhees.edu/Content/Uploads/voorhees.edu/images/Freddie%20Davis%20headshot.jpg.

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