Kim  Davey
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Public Health
Office: CHS Building 1 1626
Email: kdavey@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4499

Kim Davey joined Samford University's School of Public Health in 2015.  Prior to Samford, she taught at the UAB School of Nursing in the Department of Family, Community, and Health Systems.  Davey’s professional interests include health care leadership, strategy, and policy.  She is an active member of the Healthcare Management Track of the Southern Management Association (SMA) and Academy of Management (AOM) as well as the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She has received numerous awards for her research and scholarship including the Southern Management Association’s Health Care Management Track Best Doctoral Student Paper award in 2014 and Best Track Paper Award in 2015.  She served as Chair of SMA’s Health Care Management Track in 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Communications and Development Committee for the Alabama Health Action Coalition and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee for the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association. On campus, Davey serves as the co-faculty advisor of Samford’s Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a prestigious national leadership honor society.  

Davey received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and M.B.A. from the Brock School of Business and B.A. in Spanish from the Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University.  She also holds a M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with concentrations in International Economics and Sustainability and Global Negotiation and Conflict Management from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and Ph.D. in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

In her free time, Davey enjoys modern art, traveling and learning new things.  She and her husband Ian, a CPA and International Tax Manager at Voestalpine Nortrak, live in Vestavia Hills and have an ten-year-old daughter, Eva.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., health services administration with a concentration in strategic management, UAB
  • M.B.A., Samford University
  • M.A., diplomacy and international relations with concentrations in international economics and sustainability and global negotiation and conflict management, Seton Hall University 
  • B.S., business administration, Samford University
  • B.A., spanish, Samford University