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Faculty Profile

JAMES W DAVIS

PEERY PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF ACCOUNTANCY INSTRUCTION
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204B CONNER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1543
Joined UM: 09/01/1965

Areas of Expertise

  • ACCOUNTING
  • ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL

Brief Bio

Dr. James W. Davis, Peery Professor of Accountancy, has been a member of the faculty since September, 1965. He received the BBA degree in accountancy in 1962, the MS in Accy in 1963 and the Ph. D. in Accy in 1972, all from the University of Mississippi. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He was a staff accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the Houston office from 1963 to 1965. He had previous industrial and local public accounting experience. He served as dean of the Patterson School of Accountancy from 1993 to 2002. He holds memberships in AICPA, MSCPA, AAA, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He served as president of the Mississippi Society of CPAs in 1983-1984. He received the Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award in 1985 and has received the Teacher of the Year award in the School of Accountancy five times including 2008. He received the MSCPA Outstanding Educator Award in 1993.

Degrees

BBA
ACCOUNTING
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1962)
MS
ACCOUNTING
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1963)
PHD
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (1972)

Committee Memberships

Strategic Planning Committee-Accountancy
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

School of Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year
1983
Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
1985
School of Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year
1988
School of Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year
1993
School of Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2004
School of Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2008