Gregory Davenport

Gregory Davenport, DHSc, PA-C

Chair and Program Director


School of Medical Science


Gregory Davenport serves as the chair and program director of the PA (“Physician Assistant”) Medicine program, set to launch in 2021. He began work at George Fox in 2018 after more than 30 years of professional experience in his field.

In the four years prior to his arrival, he served as dean for the Graduate School of Health Sciences at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Concurrently, he was the founding director and professor in the school’s Department of PA Medicine (2014-18) and, in 2017-18, was also employed as a professor in the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Medical Science Department. Davenport previously served as dean and founding director for the Department of PA Medicine at Gardner-Webb University (2012-14), and as director of didactic education for the PA Medicine program at Harding University (2010-11).

Davenport began his career as a master instructor for the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1982 to 1987 as a Combat Casualty Care Specialist (C-4), and from 1987 to 1991 as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) and personnel recovery specialist. He has also served as board director for the humanitarian organization MEND Global Foundation and as the lead clinician for a number of international relief trips.

Since 1996, he has owned his own company, Greg Davenport, LLC, specializing in wilderness survival and disaster medicine. He holds a doctorate in health science: leadership and organizational behavior from A.T. Still University (2012) and a master’s degree in PA medicine: wilderness/ER focus from the University of Nebraska (2008).