About Mike Davis
Author, journalist and historian, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, an M.S. in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University, and has complete the course work for a doctorate in technological history at Wayne State University.
Mr. Davis served as a reporter for the Miami Daily News and Business Week magazine before spending 27 years as a public relations and marketing executive at Ford Motor Company and the Evening News Association. He spent five years as executive director of the Detroit Historical Society, where he also served as a director and marketing vice president of the University Cultural Center Association. He is a adjunct professor of architectural history at Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Davis is author of three technological histories – “America’s Favorite Homes,” (Wayne State University Press, 1990, with Robert Schweitzer), “The Ford Fleet,” (Freshwater Press, 1994, with Clare Snider) and “The Technology Century” (the Engineering Society of Detroit’s Centennial book, 1995, for which he was both a contributor and editor-in-chief) and contributed the initial essay for a medical history, “Polio,” (University of Rochester Press, 1997).
As a free-lance journalist, he has contributed to countless magazines, newspapers and trade journals. He is a member of the Automotive Press Association and the Society of Automotive Historians, a trustee of the National Automotive History Collection, an advisor to the Automotive Hall of Fame and an elected director of the Detroit Metro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.