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Coray Davis

Davis, Dr. Coray, D. Engr

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate Professor

Phone: 804-524-1076
Mailbox: P.O. Box 9032
Fax: 804-524-6732
Location: 1 Hayden Drive, P.O. Box 9212, Petersburg, VA 23806


  • D. Engr in Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, 2006
  • MS in Transportation, Morgan State University, 2002
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, South Carolina State University, 2000

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Logistics Modeling and Simulation
  • Transportation Planning and Logistics
  • Facility Location Modeling

Courses Taught

  • ENGT 100    Introduction to Engineering
  • INLT 141      Intro to Logistics
  • INLT 161      Engineering Graphics I
  • INLT 245      Distribution Systems
  • INLT 261      Engineering Graphics II
  • INLT 374      Statics and Strength of Materials
  • INLT 448      Global Logistics
  • MCET 201    Strength of Materials
  • MCET 202    Strength of Materials/Lab
  • MCET 200    Statics
  • MCET 306    Machine Design I


  • Davis, C. and Jha, M.K. (2011) A Dynamic Modeling Approach to Stimulating Socioeconomic Measures in Highway Planning Using Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Research Part A (45), 598-610.
  • Davis, C. (2011). Socioeconomics in Supply Chain Management: A Case Study Analysis of Facility Location Decisions with GIS, International Journal of Service, Economics and Management, Vol. 3, No.2, 2011, 218-231.
  • Davis, C. and Jha, M.K. (2009) Modeling the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors in Highway Construction and Expansion, The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Volume 135, No. 12, 990-998.
  • Jha, M.K., Davis, C., and Kang, M.-W (2007).  State-of-the-art Intelligent Road Design Model with Genetic Algorithms, Geographic Information Systems, and CADD, in Advances in Transportation Studies an International Journal, Volume 13 Section A & B, 13, 41-52.

Book Chapters

  • Jha, M.K., C. Davis, and F. Okonkwo (2005).  A Conceptual Framework for Optimizing Highway Networks, in Urban Transport XI (Urban Transport 2005), L.C. Badhwa and C.A. Brebbia (eds.), WIT Press, Southampton, U.K., ISBN: 1-84564-008-X.

Conference Proceedings/Presentation

  • Davis, C. (2011). A Multi-objective P-Median Model for Logistics Facility Locations: An Environmental Sustainment Initiative, Presentation at the 2011 Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • Davis, C. and M. K. Jha (2007). Modeling the Effects of Socioeconomic Factors in Highway Construction and Expansion, proceedings of the 86th Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C.
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