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Glyn Davis

Principal Lecturer - Business Management and Marketing Subject Group Leader

About Glyn Davis

I entered Higher Education teaching in 1988 after spending four years at local further education colleges teaching numeracy, mathematics, statistics, and IT at all levels (GCE, A-level). This included overall responsibility for the teaching of numeracy and statistics at all levels within the organisation.

Since 1988 I have had a varied career within the university sector teaching e-Business, IT, statistics, and quantitative methods within the School of Computing, Teesside University Business School, and since 2014 within the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and in 2002 was awarded the status of Teesside University Teaching Fellow.

Professionally, I have been a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications as a Chartered Mathematician (until 2004) and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (until 2004).

My learning and teaching research includes the application of open learning and IT in the learning, teaching and assessment of e-Business and statistics courses and I have undertaken consultancy work in providing learning and teaching advice to other universities, professional bodies, and publishers within the area of e-Business, statistics and quantitative methods.

I have published a range of texts and contributed to the development of other publisher texts by acting as an advisory editor, conducting competitor analysis, and commenting on specific text chapters for external publishers.

The most recent text books published by Oxford University Press include:

  1. Business Statistics Using Excel, Oxford University Press (ISBN13: 9780199556892, published January 2010).
  2. Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel - Oxford University Press (published November 2012, ISBN: 978-0-19-969406-8).
  3. Business Statistics Using Excel, 2nd edition - Oxford University Press (published January 2013, ISBN: 978-0-19-965951-7).
New textbooks for Oxford University Press both published in December 2014 include:
  1. Business Statistics using Excel: A First Course for South African Students (ISBN: 9780199044092).
  2. Statistics for the Social Sciences using Excel: A First Course for South African Students (ISBN: 9780199051830).
New text book published with Amazon Kindle:
  1. Predictive Analytics Modelling: Using MS Excel, Amazon Kindle, December 2016, ISBN: 978-1-63587-774-8
Finally, I am currently working on developing a new text book project for Oxford University Press that explores the analysis of research methods data using IBM SPSS Statistics - this will be a re-development of the Teesside University WebStat project (http://webstat.tees.ac.uk/, ISBN: 0907550886).

From a management perspective I have been Head of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes (2003-2005), Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee (2006-2007), TUBS e-Learning Coordinator (until Autumn 2009), Undergraduate Business Programme Leader (1990 - 2012), Subject Group Leader 2012-2016 (Business Management, Business Management and Marketing) and a member of a range of university committees and working groups.

Research interests and activities

Research interests are predominantly on the use of text and electronic based methods to deliver module content, improve communication with students, and improve feedback to students on their performance. Current projects include:

  • Developing text and web based materials to support student learning in statistics and quantitative methods.
  • Developing text and web based materials to support student learning in e-Business modules.
  • Developing text and web based content to provide L&T programme leader support to students.

I have 26 years' experience of the supervision of undergraduate dissertations, postgraduate dissertations, and e-commerce live projects.

Publications

2014 Business Statistics using Excel: A First Course for South African Students (ISBN: 9780199044092),

2014 Statistics for the Social Sciences using Excel: A First Course for South African Students (ISBN: 9780199051830).

2013 Business Statistics Using Excel, 2nd edition - Oxford University Press. ISBN:978-0-19-965951-7.

2012 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel - Oxford University Press. ISBN:978-0-19-969406-8.

2010 Business Statistics Using Excel - Oxford University Press, ISBN:9780199556892.

1999 WebStat: Statistical Analysis Using SPSS on the Web, University of Teesside. ISBN: 0 907550 88 6.

1999 Statistical Business Analysis for the Minitab User, University of Teesside. ISBN: 0 907550 87 8.

1996 An Introduction to Business Statistics for the Excel User, School of Business and Management, University of Teesside. ISBN: 0 907550 63 0.

1996 Statistical Business Analysis for the Excel User, School of Business and Management, University of Teesside. ISBN: 0 907550 64 9.

1994 Business Forecasting for Management, Undergraduate and MBA Course Text, Author- Dr. Branko Pecar, Editors - Glyn Davis and Simon Lillystone, Publishers -McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0 07 707865 9.