After serving Virginia’s 11th congressional district for 13 years, Rep. Tom Davis decided to step down from his congressional seat this year and will make the switch from governmental office into the corporate world. As reported in the Washingon Post, Rep. Davis has also elected to serve as a director of Deloitte’s DC area operations. For Davis, this represents a return to his “corporate roots.” In fact, this was the line of work he was in prior to running for public office. Read more here.
In addition, Davis has found the time to finally set his sights on academia. This fall, for the first time, he has begun teaching a senior seminar in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. The “Southern Politics” class of a strong twenty-five students is exploring the cultural and electoral changes in the south over the past century and the recent reactions to the election of an African-American president.
In a recent interview with the Mason Gazette, Davis explains his decision to teach. “Thinking is something that not everybody is forced to do as a part of the learning process. I want them to learn to think and challenge and that is what I’m trying to bring out in them.”
Davis has been an ardent supporter of economic growth and friend to the government contractor community in northern Virginia. In Congress, he has notably served as the first Chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy as well as Co-Chair of the Information Technology Work Group. He has been the recipient of numerous industry awards and in 2000 was inducted into the American Electronic Association’s High Tech Hall of Fame.