Malissa L Davis

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Business & Economics

Accounting and Finance

BBAMarketing / Mississippi State University
MBABusiness Administration / East Carolina University
M.S.Finance / Florida International University
Ph.D.Business Administration / Jacksonville University


Malissa Davis graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. She continued her education at East Carolina University where she earned an M.B.A. She later earned a MS in Finance from Florida International University. Malissa worked for fourteen years in the corporate sector in a variety of accounting and finance positions before beginning her teaching career at North Carolina A&T State University in 2017. Malissa later earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Jacksonville University. Malissa is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of FL and NC.

Research Interests

Malissa's primary research interests include individual and corporate tax fraud, IPOs and equity financing, and auditor objectivity.

Recent Publications

  • Richard Cebula , Malissa Davis, James Koch , James Saunoris (The relationship between entrepreneurial activity and domestic gross state in-migration patterns in the US. ). (41) 52, pp. 4542-4556. Applied Economics .
  • Malissa Davis, Richard Cebula, Robert Boylan (2020). (A Further Inquiry into Factors that Influence Federal Personal Income Tax Evasion in the U.S. ). (15) 53, pp. 1777-1787. Applied Economics .