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Orin C. Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Chase Hall 245
Office: (716) 878-6223
Email: davisoc@buffalostate.edu

Dr. Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. He consults for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, diversity/equity/inclusion, and employee well-being, and coaches people at all levels on building self-knowledge and developing personal growth trajectories. As the principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he conducts research on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. 

Davis has previously served as a professor of creativity/innovation, entrepreneurship, business, and psychology, and gives workshops and lectures globally about human capital, creativity, innovation and positive psychology. He is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture and human capital, and writes and speaks avidly about human capital, creativity, innovation and positive psychology.