The Author

What’s to say about him?  Some call ’em Vince or V, but this Portsmouth, Virginia native is excited about God’s work and how he can be part of that work.  Born on April 18, 1981, 17990977_1441614749193256_9003509456248373518_nVincent Augustus Davis, Jr. is the youngest of four children and the only son of Vincent Augustus Davis, Sr. and Rose Marie Davis. Vincent is a 1999 Cum Laude graduate of I.C. Norcom High School, home of the Mighty Greyhounds, located in Portsmouth, Virginia. He then went onto Elizabeth City State University, located in Elizabeth City, NC, as an Honors Program student. Vincent was a student researcher in the Office of Naval Research/NASA Program and a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program scholar. He also had the opportunity to intern at South Carolina State University, University of Arizona, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In May 2003, Vincent received his Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Mathematics and Statistics as a Summa Cum Laude graduate.

Upon graduation, Vincent took a position in Laurel, Maryland as a research assistant at the John Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory. There, Vincent assisted astrophysicists with the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury. By the fall of 2003, Vincent also took a position as a research and teacher assistant in the Physics Department at Howard University. While there, he assisted with projects at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

After a couple years, Vincent figured he would try his hand at his concentration in Mathematics and Statistics and took a position at the DoD’s Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) as a statistical assistant in February 2005. This opened the door to Vincent’s current career as a statistician. In July 2006, he took a position at the United States Department of Commerce – Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) as an entry level
statistician. There, he worked as an industry analyst to assist in measuring gross domestic product (GDP) and conducted legacy projects on price indexes. In February 2010, Vincent left BEA and went over to United States Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). As a statistician, he has worked on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Content Team and provided edit specifications to analyze data from the census. While at NASS, Vincent became the agency’s Prices Paid Commodity Analyst for the Annual Prices Paid Survey and Price Program Redesign Project. This position led to the redesign of the NASS Price Program with an update on the methodology and index groupings; the first in 15 years of the program’s existence. This work led to Vincent receiving the highest honor at USDA, the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award for Exceptional Service. Currently, Vincent serves as a commodity statistician. In this position, he is charged with the analyzing and publishing fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops. He has serve as the agency’s representative at various conferences and providing needed training and guidance to industry experts and field representatives.

Vincent is a Spring 2003 initiate of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., located at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. He is also, one of 17 charter members of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, where he has served as Historian, Keeper of the Exchequer (Treasurer), and held memberships on various committees including Guide Right and Scholarships & Awards. Vincent is also a founding board member of the Kappa Foundation of Fort Washington (MD) and currently serves as treasurer. Because of his comfort with numbers and gained knowledge of financial stability from Financial Peace University, he made the decision in 2013 to pursue a graduate degree in accounting. As of December 2014, Vincent completed his Master of Science in Accountancy and graduated in July 2015 from the University of Phoenix. On top of his government career, Vincent worked as an accountant for Simply Care Home Health Care, located in Chesapeake, Va.

Vincent enjoys writing, listening to music and downtime when it comes…18010229_1441614652526599_7153509110626042653_n

He is an uncle of five nieces and one nephew, a great uncle of one nephew, and godfather of six. To him family means a lot, but his walk with Christ is his first priority. He realizes that he has everything is due to his relationship with God.

Vincent’s Motto since 2003 has been the following:

James 1:2-4 (NIV) – 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 Because you know that the testing of your faith develops Perseverance.  4 Let Perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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