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Dr. Wilma Davidson

Title: Instructor III
CV: View CV
Phone: 941-359-4276
Email: wdavidson@usf.edu
Office: C252

Wilma Davidson, EdD, Professional & Technical Communication, has enjoyed a notable career in both academic and corporate classrooms, teaching oral and written communication skills in the USA and abroad.  She holds an undergraduate and two graduate degrees in English and Journalism and earned her doctorate from Rutgers University, with an emphasis on Business Communications.

While at Rutgers she also served as a facilitator for a national writing project, instructing hundreds of educators to teach writing more effectively across the curriculum.  Besides teaching, she ghostwrites and edits technical and business material, and she coaches high-level executives in presentation skills.  Dr. Davidson has written more than 75 articles; and her work has been featured and reviewed in prominent publications including The New York Times, Fortune, and Business Week.  Besides her published articles, she has authored several books on the art of writing and communicating.


Davidson, W. and Easter, Richard (July 2011). "Wax What’s Dull and Polish What Shines: Tips for Writing the Performance Review", online at The Journal of Accountancy

Davidson, W. (May 2005) “How to Strengthen your Core,” Gulf Coast Healthy Living.

Davidson, W. and Dougherty, J. (2004). Most Likely to Succeed at Work: How to get Ahead Using Everything you Learned in High School". St. Martin’s Press.

Davidson, W. (2001) Business Writing: What Works, What Won't, the revised edition. New York: St. Martin's Press

“Flights—and Rites—of Passage,” AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING, January 2001.