John Davis

Dr. John Davis

Executive Sponsor
Provost/Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research

John Davis oversees the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, numerous research units, the National Zoo, multiple offices and programs related to education, the Office of Fellowships and Internships, the Smithsonian Scholarly Press, the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Smithsonian Libraries. Davis joined the Smithsonian in July 2017, and he is the first person to hold this position created by Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton to lead and promote multidisciplinary activities across the Smithsonian.