Research Fellow Emeritus, Hoover Institution
David Davenport is a research fellow emeritus at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and is the former president of Pepperdine University. He was a professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine and at Hoover specializing in international law, constitutional federalism, modern American conservatism, and civic education. He also served Hoover as Counselor to the Director and Director of Washington, DC programs.
David is the coauthor of six books and has been a regular columnist for the Washington Examiner, Forbes.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was also a regular radio commentator for the Salem News Network. He has authored several book chapters, treatises, and essays and is a frequent public speaker and lecturer.
David has served on numerous boards in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. He joined Spirit of America’s Board of Advisors in 2023.