Olivia N. Davis CPA, MSA
Olivia N. Davis, CPA, joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in January of 2018. Prior to this, she was in public accounting with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) in the assurance practice. As a CPA with nearly 14 years of experience, Professor Davis brings a wealth of experience to her classroom. She invites her students to go beyond just the technical accounting and auditing concepts by sharing real-world, current scenarios that help them understand the challenges that businesses face.
Professor Davis serves the faculty advisor for the UK Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and she is a professional member of NABA. In 2019, she founded the Gatton College’s FASTrack program for high school students.
Professor Davis also believes strongly in service to community in areas where one has both skills and passion. As such, she serves on various community boards including the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center (Treasurer), the Explorium of Lexington (Vice President), and Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority/Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (Finance and Audit Committee Chair).