(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 (D.H.Sc.): Focus – Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Master of PA Studies (MPAS): Focus – Wilderness and Emergency Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA): Focus – Liberal Arts and Sciences 
  • Certificate (PA-C): Focus - PA Studies, Rural Primary Care
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAP): Focus – Survival and Rescue Operations

 

Educational Leadership

 

DAVENPORT PHILOSOPHY

     

    HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION (PRESENT AND PAST)

    • Dean for the Graduate School of Health Sciences
    • Chair and Program Director (PA Medicine)
    • Director of Didactic Education (PA Medicine)
    • Director of Clinical Education (PA Medicine)
    • Faculty and Mentor (PA Medicine)
    • Clinical Preceptor (multiple MD and PA programs)

     

    SUPERVISOR, TRAINER, AND FACULTY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (PAST)

    • United States Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Specialist (Master Instructor)
    • Tri-Service Combat Casualty Care Course (C-4) (Master Instructor)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support – Combat Related (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/Disaster Medicine
      • Wilderness and Urban Survival
      • Environmental Medicine

         

        Clinic Practice Experience

         

        • Rapid Disaster Response (Medical)
          • Mosul Iraq (Front Line Medical Support)
          • Saint Lucia
          • Dominican Republic
          • Nepal
          • Vanuatu
          • More
        • Emergency Medicine
          • Rural Underserved
          • Isolated and Remote Sites
          • Urban Underserved
          • Urban Major Medical Center
        • Internal Medicine, VAMC
        • Family Practice in rural underserved populations

         

        Intellectual Contributions

         

        HEALTH SCIENCE (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
        • Many More

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

        • Keynote and Guest Lecturer on Multiple Wilderness Medicine Topics in Multiple Venues (National and International)
        • Televised Host – Adventure, Survival, and Similar
          • Hallmark TV:  Host of `New Morning` segment on Kids and Outdoor Safety
          • History Channel:  Host of History Channel's show, `Risk Takers/History Makers`
          • Lifetime Network: Host of `Kid's Corner` segment on Family Outdoor Safety

         

        MULTIPLE APPEARANCES IN TELEVISED AND PRINT AS AN EXPERT IN WILDERNESS SURVIVAL AND DISASTER MEDICINE

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

         

        Professional Certificates and Training

         

        PA LICENSURE

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

         

        PA CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING

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

        PA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATES

        • Problem Based Education Seminar
        • 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 (Honorable Discharge)
          • 12170 Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Specialist
          • 90270 Combat Medic

         

        Honors and Awards

         

        • USAF Commendation Medal (1 for an ‘act of courage’; 2 for ‘meritorious performance of duty’)
        • Joint Military Services Achievement Medal (for meritorious service with the Dept. of Defense)
        • USAF National Defense Service Medal (for service during the Persian Gulf War)
        • USAF Good Conduct Medal (2) (for honorable and faithful service)
        • USAF Outstanding Unit Award (4) (for a unit that provides exceptional meritorious service)
        • USAF Organizational Excellence Award (for excellence in a small unit)
        • USAF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon (for 3-year deployment to the Far East)
        • USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon (2)
        • USAF Training Ribbon
        • USAF John Levitow Award (for outstanding leadership)
        • USAF Creative Writing Award

         

        Interests and Hobbies

         

         

         

         

        Faculty Bio Links

         

        Dr. Gregory Davenport

        Dr. Noel Brownlee

        Dr. Cathleen Ciesielski

        Professor Len Eidson

        Dr. W. Joshua Guffey

        Professor Jordan Hairr

        Professor Jenna Rolfs

        Katie Shamblin

        Brittani Wardell