(864) 977-7000

 

Gregory Davenport, DHSc, PA-C

Dean for the Graduate School of Health Science
Chair for the Department of PA Medicine

 

North Greenville University

(P) 864-509-8980

E-Mail: gregory.davenport@ngu.edu

 

 

 

 

Education

 

  • Doctor of Health Science: Focus- Leadership, Org Behavior, Public Health, Health Policy
  • Master of PA Studies: Focus - Wilderness and Emergency Medicine 
  • Certificate: Focus - PA Studies, Rural Primary Care 
  • Bachelor of Arts: Focus - Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Associate of Applied Science: Focus - Survival and Rescue Operations

 

Educational Leadership

 

DAVENPORT'S PHILOSOPHY

     

    PA EDUCATION (PRESENT AND PAST)

    • Dean for the Graduate School of Health Sciences
    • Program Director for the Department of PA Medicine
    • Academic Director for the Department of PA Medicine
    • Faculty and Mentor in PA Medicine
    • Clinical Preceptor (multiple PA programs)

     

    OTHER ACADEMIC ROLES (PAST)

    • Master Instructor (Supervisor, Trainer, Faculty) for the US Air Force
      • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Specialist
      • Combat Casualty Care Course Supervisor and Faculty
      • Advance Trauma Life Support (combat) Instructor

     

    ACADEMIC COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

    • NGU Graduate Faculty Committee
    • NGU DPAM Program Admissions Committee (Chair)
    • NGU DPAM Program Didactic Curriculum Committee
    • NGU DPAM Program Clinical Curriculum Committee
    • NGU DPAM Academic Progress and Professionalism Committee
    • NGU DPAM Policy and Procedure Committee (Chair)
    • NGU DPAM Program Evaluation Committee (Chair)
    • Multiple Hospital Board and Clinic Appointments

     

    AUTHOR AND SPEAKER (NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL)

    • Followership, Leadership, and Teamwork
    • Stress Abatement 
    • Disaster Readiness
    • Wilderness and Urban Survival
    • PA Education

       

      Clinical Practice Experience

       

      • Rapid Disaster Response (NYC Medics)
      • Emergency Medicine, urban setting
      • Emergency Medicine, isolated and remote
      • Internal Medicine, VAMC
      • Family Practice in isolated and rural underserved populations

       

      Intellectual Contributions

       

      PA EDUCATION/MEDICINE (WRITING SAMPLES)

       

      BOOKS

      • Davenport, G. (2006), Wilderness Survival, Second Edition. Stackpole Books
      • Davenport, G. (2005), Advanced Outdoor Navigation. Falcon Press
      • Davenport, G. (2004), Wilderness Survival. , China: Ewen
      • Davenport, G. (2003), Surviving the Desert. Stackpole Books
      • Davenport, G. (2003), Surviving Coastal & Open Waters. Stackpole Books
      • Davenport, G. (2003), Wilderness Survival. , India: Indus Publishing Company
      • Davenport, G. (2002), Surviving Cold Weather. Stackpole Books
      • Davenport, G. (2001), Wilderness Living. Stackpole Books
      • Davenport, G. (1998), Wilderness Survival. Stackpole Books

       

      PUBLICATIONS (GUIDES AND MANUALS)

      • Davenport, G. (2008), Ten Essential Items for Cold Weather Survival. History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2008), Myths of Cold Weather Survival. History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2008), Cold Weather Injuries. History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2008), Five Causes of Heat Loss. History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2008), Cold Weather Survival Guide. History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2007), You're All Alone, Now What? History.com
      • Davenport, G. (2000), Primitive Navigation. Wilderness Way Magazine

       

      SPEAKER AND MEDIA EXPERT - WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, DISASTER RESPONSE, AND MEDICINE

      • Keynote and guest lecturer on multiple wilderness survival and medicine topics in multiple venues (national and international)
      • Major media appearances include (but are not limited to):
        • Hallmark Channel:  Host of `New Morning` segment on Kids and Outdoor Safety
        • History Channel: Host of `Risk Takers/History Makers`
        • Lifetime Television: Host of `Kid's Corner` segment on Family Outdoor Safety
        • Inspiration Network:  Major role in 'Discovery Jones' segment on Introducing kids to the outdoors

       

      MULTIPLE APPEARANCES IN TELEVISED AND PRINT AS A WILDERNESS SURVIVAL AND MEDICINE EXPERT

      • The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News
      • PrimeTime Thursday, 48 Hours, Nancy Grace, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN
      • Backpacker, Men's Journal, Outside, Boys Life, Los Angeles Times, New York Post
      • And many others

       

      Professional Certificates and Training

       

      PA LICENSURE

      • North Carolina PA Licensure
      • Washington State PA Licensure
      • Oregon State PA Licensure
      • Past PA Licensure in Alaska and Arkansa

       

      MEDICAL CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING

      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Instructor)
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
      • Advanced Trauma Life Support
      • International Missionary Medicine for Physicians
      • NCCPA PA National Certification/Recertification

       

      PA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATES

      • Faculty Development
      • Clinical Coordinator
      • Academic Law
      • New Program Director

       

      ACCREDITATION REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION FOR THE PA (ARC-PA)

      • Leadership Development
      • Portal Qualification

       

      SPECIALIZED MILITARY CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING

      • USAF Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Course (Master Level)
        • Familiarization
        • Land Navigation
        • Desert Survival
        • Coastal and Open Water Survival
        • Tropics Survival
        • Rough Land Evacuation
        • Wilderness Medicine
        • Evasion in Combat
        • Resistance to Interrogations
        • Escape from Captivity 
        • Arctic Survival
        • Teaching Techniques
        • Integrated Survival Techniques
      • USAF Water Survival, Parachuting Course
      • USAF Arctic Survival Course
      • USAF Water Survival, Non Parachuting Course
      • USAF Combat Survival Course
      • USAF Leadership School
        • John Levitow Award (presented to the student that demonstrates the highest leadership and scholastic qualities)
        • Effective Writing Award
      • USA Faculty Development Course (Disaster & Emergency Preparedness)
      • USAF Combat Medic Course
      • And more...

       

      Professional Memberships

       

      • South Carolina Association of PAs
      • North Carolina Association of PAs
      • PA Education Association
      • American Academy of PAs

       

      Military Service

       

      • Active Duty 1982 - 1991 (Discharge Honorable)
        • 12170 - Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Specialist
        • 90270 - Combat Medic

       

      Honors and Awards

       

      • USAF Commendation Medal (3 times)
      • Joint Military Services Achievement Medal
      • USAF National Defense Service Medal (Iraq)
      • USAF John Levitow (Leadership) Award
      • USAF Effective Writing Award
      • USAF Outstanding Unit Award (4 times)
      • USAF Excellence Award
      • USAF Good Conduct Medal (2 times)

       

      Interests and Hobbies

       

       

      Faculty Bio Links

       


      Dr. Gregory Davenport

      Dr. Cathleen Ciesielski

      Professor Len Eidson

      Dr. W. Joshua Guffey

      Professor Jordan Hairr

      Professor David Howell

      Professor Jenna Rolfs

      Katie Shamblin