About Bill

Bill Davidson received the PhD in 1975 from The University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in personality psychology. He then joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina–Aiken, where he served for 18 years. In 1993 he accepted a position at Angelo State University (Texas) as professor and department head, and he currently continues in those roles. His research interests have focused on measuring qualities that enable people to adapt and excel in challenging circumstances. This rather broad agenda has led to understanding how personality and psychosocial characteristics influence people facing the demands of college, community upheavals, or sport competitions.

Bill’s publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, American Journal of Community Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of College Student Retention, and The Journal of College Student Development. Please click this link to view an abbreviated version of Bill’s vita.