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James Davy, MPA

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James Davy
Title/Position
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Director, Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry (CAAI)
Affiliation
Phone
732-754-8969
Office
CPS 308
Bio

James Davy is a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark where he is also the director of the Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry (CAAI).  He has spent nearly 30 years in local and state government as a city manager, senior advisor to the governor, and Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services. He is president of James M. Davy Associates, a firm specializing in strength-based collaboration and group process facilitation. Davy works with public, private and nonprofit organizations in such areas as strategic planning, team building, leadership development, organizational design, implementation planning, and internal/external stakeholder and community engagement. 


Education

  • MPA: Syracuse University 
  • BA: Thiel College