Accounting and Information Systems Program

Topics: Business, Financial statements, Finance Pages: 14 (2661 words) Published: February 11, 2013
Professor, Accounting & Information Systems Program, School of Management
University of Alaska Fairbanks
225E Bunnell Hall, PO Box 756080, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6080
Office: 907 474-5872; FAX: 907 474-5767; Cell: 907 978-2094
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Primary teaching interests – graduate or undergraduate – focus on financial, intermediate, advanced, financial statement analysis and accounting theory
Research concentrates primarily on contentious merger and acquisition issues and troublesome financial reporting topics


Professor of Accounting, Accounting & Information Systems Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (2004-current; Director, 2006-2009); Wuhan University, China (2002-2009), Pepperdine University (1997-2004); Lehigh University (1984-97); Swinburne University of Technology (Australia, Fall 1991 while on sabbatical) Faculty Fellow, Financial Accounting Standards Board (1996-97) KPMG Research/Faculty Fellow (1988-93; one of ten selected nationally) Over twenty referred publications, including The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy and Journal of Managerial Issues Ph.D., University of Massachusetts; MBA, Wharton School

Auditor with Touche Ross & Co (1975-77), Ernst & Ernst (1974-75)


School of Business Administration, University of Massachusetts

* Ph.D. in Business, 1986
* Major: Accounting. Minor: Information Systems
* Dissertation: “An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Merger Accounting Method on Stock Prices.”
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

* MBA, concentration in Finance and Insurance, 1979
Selected competitively to study one semester at London Graduate School of Business, England
Awarded teaching fellowship in Accounting

School of Business, California State University, Fresno

* B.S., Summa cum laude in Accounting, 1973 (Member of Top 15 Graduating Seniors: graduated 15th out of 3,500) * Concurrent studies in Marketing and Computers

Michael Davis
Vita, page 2

University Teaching
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, FAIRBANKS: Teach intro, intermediate, cost and advanced accounting to undergraduate students.
September 2004 - current

WUHAN UNIVERSITY, People’s Republic of China. Teach financial and managerial accounting to executive MBA students at various locations in China several times per year
April 2002 - current

PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY: Taught financial, managerial and advanced accounting to MBA students using latest technology. Coordinated and supervised the Business Policy Game – An International Strategy Simulation. This is a computer-based simulation utilizing student teams to make marketing, production and finance decisions in a fast-paced, competitive environment. September 1997 – August 2004

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Bethlehem, PA: Taught financial (graduate and undergraduate), intermediate and advanced accounting, management information systems and introduction to real estate. Member/chairman of numerous departmental, college and university committees. Faculty advisor to superior chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

August 1984 - August 1997

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Melbourne, Australia. Taught Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory and Practice while on sabbatical from Lehigh University.

July - November 1991

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE, Springfield, MA: Taught financial, intermediate, advanced cost and advanced accounting to MBA...

References: teaching evaluations and full list of service activities available upon request.

October 2010
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