WEBSTER UNIVERSITY // 2015 NOTABENE

Wayne Davis Recognized

for Excellence in Teaching

While some people simply teach, others inspire excellence. For Wayne Davis, JD, that’s certainly true.

Serving as an adjunct professor in the Walker School of Business & Technology, Davis has taught courses in management and law since 2006. During this time, he has worked to create a balance between academia and real-world skill and application.

“To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, an individual must learn to be faster, smarter, more resourceful and able to learn from mistakes. As an instructor, my goal is to prepare students for success by moving them out of their comfort zones and propelling them to think critically and solve problems effectively.”
-Wayne Davis, Adjunct Professor

In recognition of his contributions in the classroom, Davis was selected to receive the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. Each year, this award is bestowed upon two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. Nominated by students and colleagues, the recipients are selected by a committee of their peers.

“Many people can teach, but not everyone can do it excellently, allowing a student to go from dreading a subject to loving it,” student Hannah Joseph explained. “In Professor Davis’ case, he is highly engaging, extremely knowledgeable and very approachable. I am able to take textbook-knowledge and apply it to the real world easily and successfully because he provides examples, research, up-to-date information and hands-on task training.”

The William T. Kemper Foundation was established in 1989 after the death of the Kansas City, Missouri banking executive and civic leader. The foundation supports Midwest communities and concentrates on initiatives in education, health and human services, civic improvements and the arts.