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Robert Davis

Professor of Physics

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  • PhD, Theoretical Acoustics & Mathematical Modeling, Purdue University
  • MS, General Physics, University 
  • BS, Mathematics & Physics, Illinois State University 

Featured Publications

Physics: Principles with Applications, Volume 2, Instructor's Solutions Manual
Authors: Bob Davis and J. Erik Hendrickson
Publisher: Prentice-Hall International, 2005

Career Highlights

  • Teaching high school for 13 years
  • Teaching at Taylor for 29 years
  • I received the "Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership" award in 2022.

Featured Work

I authored the "Instructor's Solutions Manual" for 2 separate editions of 2 physics textbooks, for a total of 4 manuals. The author is Giancoli, and the books are published by Pearson / Prentice Hall.


I enjoy teaching at Taylor because I can freely express my faith in my classes and I can teach the best subject in the world—physics! Taylor students are, in general, highly capable, highly motivated, and excellent students to work with. It is a real joy to teach them, to be with them, to know them, and see them move into their potential as scientists and engineers.

My wife and I have been married for 49 years. We have 5 kids (4 of whom are Taylor grads), and 13 grandchildren. I lead "contemporary" worship. For hobbies, I play bluegrass music.