Rick Davis, M.Tax/J.D.

Department: Accounting

Professor of Accounting

Program Director of GO British Law

  • Education
  • LLM, Georgetown University
  • JD, Fordham University
  • BS, Purdue University

As an accounting and business law professor in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, I enjoy getting to know new business students and sharing what

I have learned over my business career.

I have come to appreciate that the law is all around us, and the law is an important part of our business world.

My specialty is tax law, having developed this area of expertise as a tax lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service, and then later as a tax accountant with KPMG.

I came to Susquehanna University to follow my dream of pursuing an academic career in a small college town at a small liberal arts college.

I especially enjoy working with students and helping them prepare for careers in the business world. My biggest satisfaction has been directing the SWSB London program three times, and directing the GO British Law and Culture program four times. When one program ends, preparation for the next begins, and I love it. I also enjoy involving students with volunteer work-preparing tax returns for the low-income and the elderly, and I helped create a new community program for assisting juveniles who get into trouble with the law.

My outside interests include time with family, golf and travel.

Courses taught:

  • ACCT-210 Legal Environment
  • ACCT-220 Introduction to Taxation
  • ACCT-305 Federal Taxation
  • ACCT-405 Federal Taxes II
  • ACCT-496 Tax Practicum
  • ACCT-501 Independent Study
  • ACCT-503 Internship
  • INTD-133 British Theatre
  • INTD-134 British History/Culture London
  • MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives
  • MGMT-351 Seminar in European Business Operations
  • MGMT-404 Business and Social Responsibility
  • MGMT-416 Intellectual Property
  • MGMT-503 Business Internship
  • MGMT-503 Business Internship
  • OFFP-BRITLAW British Law, Commerce and Culture
  • OFFP-SWSB SWSB London Program Planning
  • OFFR-BRITLAW British Law and Culture
  • OFFR-BRITLAW British Law, Commerce and Culture
  • OFFR-SWSB SWSB London Program Reflection
  • OFFS-BRITLAW British Law, Commerce and Culture