Larry Davis

Professor,

davi9557@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5096

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 362
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Accounting, Indiana University
M.B.A., , Indiana University
B.S., , Miami University

See publications in UST Research Online

Larry Davis' teaching interests include financial accounting and auditing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota, Michigan Tech, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Boston college. As a teacher, he is fond of telling his students that accounting is as much the art of judgment as it is the science of measurement and that in the end the only thing an accountant really has to sell is her credibility. He has won or been nominated for teaching awards at Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota and Michigan Tech. As an advisor to the accounting clubs at Michigan Tech and St. Thomas, he has worked with students to provide financial consulting services to various nonprofit organizations.

Davis' current research focuses on the market for assurance services and the relations between individual learner characteristics and performance in e-learning environments. His work has appeared in journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Experimental Economics. He was formerly on the editorial board of the International Journal of Auditing. He is currently president of the Midwest Region of the American Accounting Association.

Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 312 - 01 Intermediate Accounting II - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 109
Description of course Intermediate Accounting II : CRN: 21886
A continuation of ACCT 311. A study is made of the remaining balance sheet accounts with special emphasis on the capital structure of corporations. In addition complex accounting matters such as tax allocation, pension applications, lease capitalization and current value accounting concepts are reviewed. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 311; FINC 321 (make be taken concurrently); CISC 200 (applies to students under the 2012-14 catalog or later).

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ACCT 312 - 02 Intermediate Accounting II - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 109
Description of course Intermediate Accounting II : CRN: 21887
A continuation of ACCT 311. A study is made of the remaining balance sheet accounts with special emphasis on the capital structure of corporations. In addition complex accounting matters such as tax allocation, pension applications, lease capitalization and current value accounting concepts are reviewed. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 311; FINC 321 (make be taken concurrently); CISC 200 (applies to students under the 2012-14 catalog or later).

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ACCT 312 - 03 Intermediate Accounting II - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 106
Description of course Intermediate Accounting II : CRN: 22922
A continuation of ACCT 311. A study is made of the remaining balance sheet accounts with special emphasis on the capital structure of corporations. In addition complex accounting matters such as tax allocation, pension applications, lease capitalization and current value accounting concepts are reviewed. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 311; FINC 321 (make be taken concurrently); CISC 200 (applies to students under the 2012-14 catalog or later).

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Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 311 - 01 Intermediate Accounting I M - W - - - - 1800 - 2115 MCH 238
Description of course Intermediate Accounting I : CRN: 30359
The theory of accounting is studied as it relates to the external financial reporting requirements of profit-oriented businesses. Major subjects include review of the basic financial statements, valuation of most assets, and revenue recognition. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 210

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ACCT 760 - 711 Adv Auditing Assurance Svcs M - W - - - - 0830 - 1200 SCH 407
Description of course Adv Auditing Assurance Svcs : CRN: 30406
The objective of this course is to examine current topics in auditing and assurance services. Auditor independence, internal control and fraud detection will be emphasized. Topics include professional ethics, corporate governance, reporting requirements, governmental auditing, forensic accounting and operational auditing.

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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2013 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2010 - 2013)
  • Associate Professor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton (1999 - 2010)
  • Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (1998 - 1999)
  • Associate Professor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton (1993 - 1998)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1992 - 1993)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame (1987 - 1992)
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington (1980 - 1985)
  • Staff Auditor, Wipfli Ullrich & Co, Wausau (1979 - 1980)

Professional Memberships
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPAs

Publications

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Accounting
  • Auditing

Presentations