Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis

IO Adjunct Faculty
  • Faculty Member
  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Online
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
Chicago, IL 60654
Office Location
325 N. Wells St., 10th Floor
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
I founded an organization development consulting firm 20 years ago, Consulting Dynamics, Inc. and continue serving clients, predominantly now as an executive coach. Major change interventions I've conducted include strategic planning, leadership development, conflict resolution and structural/work flow analyses. My clients have included Merck, Nestle, Astro Zeneca, R.R.Donnelly, Ameritech, Pampered Chef, University HealthSystems Consortium, multiple hospitals, churches, other not-for-profits as well as family owned companies in transportation, distribution and manufacturing. My first career was teaching English in elementary school and high school. I am in my 8th year at The Chicago School and have served as faculty for the on-ground Business Psychology program, helped build the Online program and was the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. I live with my husband, Harry, of 37 years in Aurora, IL, have four adult children and delight in caring for two grandsons often. I enjoy being outside as much as Chicago weather allows, going to the movies, playing cards, reading and writing.
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Facing Peer Malfeasance-Society of Phenomenology-2002
  • Off Your Axis: Organizational Change-DSA conference, 2005
  • Teaching Bloom Taxonomy in a Coaching Environment-SIOP-2004

Select Publications

  • Davis, N. & Kurynta, K. (2005). Right Workplace Award White Paper.
  • Davis, N. (2001). Organization development and knowledge management: a systemic merger OD Practitioner, 33 (1).
  • Davis, N. (2001, Fall). Building muscle: developing leaders with follower weight. OD Journal.
  • Davis, N. (2002, Spring) Dialogue with a Failing CEO. Training Today.
  • Davis, N., Newton, N. & Moane, F. (2005) Individual Interventions in the Workplace (textbook, pending publication).

Community Involvement

  • Governance Board, The Fielding Graduate University-Student representative
  • Greater South Loop Association-elected secretary
  • Joliet Catholic Academy Board of Education-Board member and President
  • Parish Pastoral Council, Old St. Mary's Church-Chairperson

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)
  • Organizational Development Institute (ODI)
  • Organizational Development Network (ODN)
  • Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)


Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: My philosophy of teaching is summarized in two words: learning and facilitating. I learn with the students and engage students to self-discover rather than provide answers through lecture. I never stop learning; that's why I love to teach.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: Psychology informs life.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: Psychology is a dominant discipline in understanding and working with change; my life's work is about change.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Learn. Learn about yourself while learning about the field. Be a double-loop learner who recognizes an experience and reflects on how you can grow from it.