Dollie Davis, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty

College of Social Sciences


  • Fellowship at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
  • Received the USC Professor Appreciation Award
  • Created and taught classes focusing on Macroeconomics and Contemporary International Politics
  • Presented quantitative and qualitative work regarding the Political Economy of HIV/AIDS at multiple conferences

Dollie Davis specializes in International Political Economy and Economic Development. Prior to joining Minerva, she worked as an International Visiting Fellow at a think tank in Taipei, Taiwan where she executed a paper, discussing the impact of Taiwan’s Non-Governmental Organizations on their International Aid, Healthcare, and Political Systems. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Political Economy from the University of Southern California and her M.A. degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco.

Professor Davis taught courses on Economic Development in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. She believes in actively engaging with each student and providing a forum for in-depth discussion about old and new concepts and ideas in every class. Professor Davis teaches the Boom, Bust, and Bubbles: The Free Enterprise System Core Course and the Global Development and Applied Economics Concentration Course.