Davia Downey, Ph.D.


Grand Valley State University

Country: United States (Michigan)

Research Interests

Public Policy

Race, Ethnicity and Politics


Urban Politics

Specific Areas of Interest

Disaster Politics

Economic Development

Nonprofit Collaboration

Countries of Interest



United States

Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2018) 9 and 10 News

After the Michigan Supreme Court decision allowing VotersNotPoliticians ballot proposal to go on the November ballot I was interviewed by 9 and 10 News in Grand Rapids about gerrymandering and its problems

Radio Appearances:

(2018) WGVU

WGVU Nonprofit Navigation Radio Interview with Shelley Irwin.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2018) Washington Post- Monkey Cage

Co-authors, Sarah Reckhow and Josh Sapotichne and I submitted a piece on philanthropic giving to cities in distress to the Monkey Cage/Washington Post which was posted today. Some interesting observations for cities utilizing philanthropic giving as a lifeline to shoring up public service provision.