The Davidson Forum is a platform for Davidson College and the surrounding communities to explore the intersections of the Reformed theological tradition, liberal arts education, religious pluralism and social ethics.

The Davidson Forum will include lectures, seminars, workshops and experiential learning led by the college’s faculty and scholars from other institutions. They’ll cover topics spanning from history to economics, science and religious studies.

The Davidson Forum springs from the Trustee-appointed 2021 Reformed Tradition Working Group’s recommendations for intellectual discourse about the college's 21st century educational mission in relation to its religious origins and Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation. The Academic Affairs initiative falls under the leadership of Doug Ottati, the Craig Family Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice.

For more information, please email Rev. Daniel Heath at or call 704-894-1319.

To Lead and Serve

Director of the Davidson Forum and Associate Chaplain, Daniel Heath, will build on Davidson's long-standing commitment to liberal arts education and put Davidson’s educational and ethical values to work toward diverse, equitable and just communities.

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Upcoming Davidson Forum Events

Doug Hicks, Jaya Jha, Clark Ross

Panel Discussion: Religious Views and Economic Life

Monday, March 20, 2023
7:00 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

Davidson Forum presents a panel discussion, Religious Views and Economic Life, featuring Douglas Hicks, President and Professor of Religious Studies, Jaya Jha, Boone Assistant Professor of Economics, and Clark Ross, Frontis W. Johnston Professor of Economics.