Faculty Directory

Trip Davis D’90

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration





MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 1994; AB, Dartmouth College, 1990

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, information technology, cloud computing, software as a service, business services, online travel, technology transfer


Entrepreneurial Thinking; First-Year Project


Trip Davis is an adjunct professor of business administration at Tuck and chief executive officer of FreshAir Sensor LLC, a sensor technology company founded in 2013 by Dartmouth chemistry professor Joe BelBruno and Jack O'Toole T'14. Trip previously served as executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth's staff in 2013, he served as senior associate dean for external relations and president of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He also served as co-faculty director of the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship there. Prior to his appointments at Dartmouth and Virginia, Trip was an entrepreneur in travel technology who was named one of the top 25 most influential executives in the travel industry in 2002 and 2007.

Current Research Topics

Lean startup methodology, Internet of things, smart devices and chemiresistors

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2013–present
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, Dartmouth College, 2016–18
  • Executive Director, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, Dartmouth College, 2013–16
  • Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and President of the Darden School Foundation, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 2011–13
  • Adjunct Professor and Co-Faculty Director, Galant Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, 2007–11

Nonacademic positions

  • Chief Executive Officer, FreshAir Sensor LLC, 2016–present
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, Inc., 2015–present
  • Chairman, TRX Inc., 2008-13; President and Chief Executive Officer, TRX Inc., 1999–2008
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, iXL Inc. Travel Industry Practice Group, 1998–99
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Green Room Productions LLC, 1995–98

Selected Publications

  • With G. Fairchild, D. Kelly, and S. Singer, “Green Room Productions, LLC,” UVA-ENT-0080, Darden Business Publishing, 2006
  • With K. Heckel and T. Laseter, “TRX, Inc.: The Offshoring Decision,” UVA-OM-1296, Darden Business Publishing, 2006
  • With S. Chaplinsky, K. Morita, and X. Zeng, “TRX, Inc.: Initial Public Offering,” UVA-F-1568, Darden Business Publishing, 2008