- Other graduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.
- M.S. in Physical Geography, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- B.S. in Physical Geography, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Mr. Davison was hired by the NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) in August of 2006 to manage NOAA’s Gulf Coast Service Center located at the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Davison, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, was named Director of the FEMA Region IV Mitigation Division in 1996. From 1986 to 1993 he managed the Technical Assistance and Compliance Branch at FEMA HQ. Prior to then he was employed by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for five years in floodplain and coastal zone management programs.
Awarded a FEMA Congressional Fellowship in 1989, he spent a year in the office of the ranking member of the House Banking Committee drafting legislation that ultimately became the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994.
Mr. Davison has directed mitigation operations following Hurricane Iniki in Hawaii in 1992, the Houston floods in 1994, Hurricanes Fran, Bonnie and Floyd in North Carolina in the late 1990s, the Florida hurricanes in 2004, and Katrina in 2005.