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Cynthia Kimball Davis - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Cynthia Kimball Davis Cynthia Kimball Davis

Director of Graduate Programs | Southern Utah University


Specializing in educational outreach, management training and curriculum design



Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis is the director of graduate programs at Southern Utah University. She works to be a hope-based communicator and leader.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Davis worked as a college administrator, director, college business and management training faculty, face to face and online faculty, patient educator and advocate and columnist.

Dr. Davis earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina, a master of education from the American Intercontinental University, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nevada. She is currently completing a Master's in Professional Communication (MAPC) from Southern Utah University in the spring 2018





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Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis Support for Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment & Testing


Industry Expertise (3)

Training and Development Education/Learning Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (12)

Advocacy Belonging Research Communication Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum; Undergraduate & Graduate Customized Training Educational Outreach ESL Graduate Studies Heart-Based Communication Interdisciplinary Studies in Higher Education Management Training

Accomplishments (2)

President Elect (professional)

Southern Utah University Women's Network

Effective Practice: Learning Effectiveness Award (professional)

Online Learning Consortium Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2017

Education (4)

University of Nevada: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction

Southern Utah University: M.A., Professional Communication

American Intercontinental University Online: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: B.A., English

Affiliations (5)

  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association
  • Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education
  • Cedar City Chamber of Commerce
  • Online Learning Consortium
  • Southern Utah University Women's Network

Media Appearances (2)

Support for Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment & Testing

Access Health  online

Do you know your family’s history of cancer? If you have an inherited hereditary cancer syndrome such as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) or Lynch Syndrome, your risk of developing cancer is shockingly higher than that of the general population. Knowing your family history, getting genetic testing and being proactive can ultimately help your physician prevent cancer or identify it at an earlier, more treatable stage. Watch a very special episode of Access Health on Lifetime Television and get all the facts, resources and testing information. Learn what you need to know about your family history of cancer. Find out about the 60-second hereditary cancer risk quiz that could literally save your life. Hear from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, including Certified Genetic Counselor Marianne Lotito and Angelina Jolie’s breast surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk. Neither you nor your family can afford to miss this very important special presentation of Access Health.

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Information is Power for Cancer Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah  online

“Education is vital to the care of all cancer patients,” says Susan Childress, RN, MN, OCN, director of Nursing Services at Huntsman Cancer Hospital. “We are committed to the premise that all patients are entitled to verbal, written, and electronic education that specifically addresses their physical and psychological needs as cancer patients and survivors.” The Patient Education Steering Committee at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), co-chaired by Childress, was created for that very purpose.

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Articles (3)

Be a hope-based leader, not a fear-based one KSL

Cynthia Kimball Davis

When students or participants are off base on an assignment or exercise, I work to find a way to provide feedback that will hopefully motivate change by creating an emotional connection where they are inspired to make something better and stronger.

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Utah family finds joy after devastation in Haiti Deseret News

Cynthia Kimball Davis

Brian and Tonya Wilson meet their son Tyler for the first time at The Creche Enfant Jesus orphanage in Haiti.

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Ultimate touchdown: An LDS college quarterback helps a co-worker in his reception of the gospel Deseret News

Cynthia Kimball Davis

College quarterback helps a co-worker in his reception of the gospel.

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Courses (5)

EDUC 2000 Exploring Education in Society

This course explores the historical, philosophical, political and economic foundations of education in the United States. Topics include multiple perspectives, current events, and trends and issues.

GOSC 4020 General Studies Capstone

Student complete a written capstone project reflecting their varied knowledge and experience as General Studies majors.

GOSC 6000 Assessment

The study of current psychological principles of teaching and learning, and principles and techniques for developing, validating and interpreting educational measures. The use of educational measures for evaluation and planning processes.

COMM 4240 Technical Writing

This course focuses on practical types of writing used in business and industry. Using principles of analyzing and planning to meet the reader’s informational needs, students produce proposals, instructions and the various types of informative and persuasive reports used in organizations.

SGCS 6010 Classroom Management

Theory and application for creating a 21st Century learning environment are the focus for this course. Maintaining student cooperation in diverse classroom and network settings will be a focus.