Malissa L Davis

Assistant Professor

Malissa L Davis
College of Business & Economics

Accounting and Finance

Ph.D.Business Administration / Jacksonville University
M.S.Finance / Florida International University
MBABusiness Administration / East Carolina University
BBAMarketing / Mississippi State 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 an MS in Finance from Florida International University and a MaCC from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Davis 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. Dr. Davis later earned a Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Jacksonville University. Dr. Davis is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Florida and North Carolina.

Research Interests

Dr. Davis' research focuses on two main areas: diversity and inclusion and decisions that impact personal financial position. She is particularly interested in financial decisions that impact minorities’ wealth. Dr. Davis conducts interdisciplinary research that focuses on accounting, finance, and economic-related topics.

Recent Publications

  • Kecia Smith, Malissa Davis, Charles Malone, Owens -Jackson, Lisa (2023). (Faculty that Look Like Me: An Examination of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Accounting Faculty Motivation and Job Satisfaction). (1) 38, pp. 35-58. ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION.
  • Richard Cebula, Malissa Davis (2022). (Determinants of poverty in the US state of Virginia: an examination of the impact of rent (the neglected variable)). (1) 9, pp. 818-830. REGIONAL STUDIES REGIONAL SCIENCE.
  • Malissa Davis, Richard Cebula, Robert Boylan (2021). (A Further Inquiry into Factors that Influence Federal Personal Income Tax Evasion in the US). (15) 53, pp. 1777-1787. APPLIED ECONOMICS.
  • Richard Cebula, Malissa Davis, James Koch, James Saunoris (2020). (The relationship between entrepreneurial activity and domestic gross state in-migration patterns in the U.S). (41) 52, pp. 4542-4556. APPLIED ECONOMICS.