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Ken Davis has consistently pursued a unique multi disciplinary career in the humanities. His formal education began with an undergraduate degree in education and culminated in a doctorate in conducting. Along the way he also completed a graduate degree in Theology and eventually another graduate degree in Liberal Arts. At Texas Tech University, he was promoted to full professor, guided a doctoral program in conducting and conducted large and small ensembles, choirs and orchestras, operas and oratorio. After teaching interdisciplinary classes in the arts, he was asked to chair the Humanities program and was invited to join the full-time Honors Faculty. His serious interest in Philosophy and Literature eventually led him to study and teach at a “Great Books College”.

Early in his teaching career he became a student of art and architecture beginning with the study of art history, which led to the creation of a summer study abroad program in England, France and Italy in which he taught for many years. During a sabbatical, he embarked on a personal journey taking a painting class and discovered an unknown talent as well as a new direction in life. Since then he has completed dozens of classes and workshops in drawing and painting. Finally, a move to New Mexico gave him the opportunity to engage fully in his life long enjoyment of hiking and backpacking. As a result he loves to translate his experiences inspired by hiking and travelling into landscape paintings. He currently lives in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Elise, and although he no longer teaches, he paints regularly and conducts his own choral ensemble.