Richard Davis is the CEO and Managing Director of ARTIS Corporation. ARTIS engages in research and consulting on international conflict and energy. Specifically, ARTIS performs field-based research to understand transnational political extremism, cyber warfare, decision making, pathways to and from violence, resource conflict, sacred values, territorial disputes, and terrorism. ARTIS also works to develop additional sources of energy, in part, to relieve the economic and political pressures created by rising demand and competing global strategic interests for fuel sources.
Richard holds several active appointments which include: Senior Policy Fellow – RTI International; Visiting Scholar – Arizona State University; Senior Associate – Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress; Research Fellow – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Associate Member – Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism – World Federation of Scientists; and Trustee – Hope International University.
Richard is actively engaged in the improvement of economic and social conditions in Arizona, his home and native state, through writing, speaking and advising on policy development.
Prior to his current work, Richard served President George W. Bush at The White House as the Director of Terrorism Prevention Policy for the Homeland Security Council.
Previously, he served as the Director of the Task Force to Prevent the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect and the Director of the Academe, Policy and Research Senior Advisory Committee for Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff at the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Richard has led a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of youth. He performed this work in the United States, the Caribbean, Russia and Central Asia. Mostly, the work focused on the development of conflict mitigation strategies and educational opportunity to keep young men focused on building communities rather than destroying them.
Richard began his professional career as an educator in public and private schools – as both a teacher and administrator. During his days as an educator, he was also a collegiate head men’s soccer coach.
Richard has an M.P.A. from Harvard University; an M.A. from the Naval War College; and an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University. He holds two Baccalaureate Degrees from Hope International University.