Adjunct Professor Loni Davis

Loni Davis

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Loni Davis, PhD, brings over thirty years’ experience working in the field of organization development (OD). Her work has included consulting, training, and teaching in the areas of organizational change, development, and design for a variety of profit and non-profit, national and international organizations in the healthcare, education, technology, and public sectors.

Currently, Davis manages her own consulting practice to provide client services that support effective leadership development, organization design, and large-scale change. Prior work includes Stanford University internal organization change and development positions, the consulting division of Interaction Associates, and Kaiser Permanente.

Davis teaches graduate courses at the University of San Francisco in organizational behavior, leading organizational change and development, dialogic OD, qualitative research, and learning and technology.


  • PhD in Human & Organizational Systems
  • MA Human & Organization Development
  • MA Educational Psychology

Prior Experience

  • Davis & Associates - Los Altos, CA 2002-Present Principal -Organizational Consulting Services
  • Stanford University -San Francisco, CA 2001 -2002 Organization Change Specialist
  • Interaction Associates - San Francisco, CA 1996-2000 Senior Associate -Consulting Practice

Awards & Distinctions

  • Communicating Organization Development Knowledge Award-Organization Development Network (ODN) National for a recipient whose work (in my case OD practice and teaching) evidences a major contribution to communicating OD knowledge. (2017)

Selected Publications

  • Davis, L.  (2014). Mobile practices and the increasing individuation of workplace. Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9-11, 2014.

  • Davis, L. (2014). Do mobile practices shift the boundaries of workplace?  In J. Isabouts (Ed.), Social Change in the Modern Workplace: New Research and Scholarly Reflections. (pp. 60-90).  Fielding Graduate University Monograph Series, Vol. 1. Santa Barbara, CA

  • Davis, L. (2013).  Mobile work practices, blurring boundaries, and implications for OD. OD Practitioner, 45 (4), 17-22.

  • Davis, L., Shapiro, J. J., & Steier, F. (2012).  Shaping boundaries within the flow:  Workspaces, environments, identities. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 2(3), 71-83.