Jon S. Davis

Jon Davis

Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jon Davis served as interim director of IGPA from August 2017 until January 2020. Prior to joining the institute, Davis served as head of the nationally acclaimed Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012-2017 and continues to hold the Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business as a professor of accountancy. He is a CPA and he worked at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in tax before pursuing his Ph.D. Degree at University of Arizona. In addition to his time on the Illinois faculty, he has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Professor Davis' teaching is primarily in the tax area. His research has addressed topics in auditing and tax, including compliance in regulatory environments, fraud, tax policy, and judgment and decision making in public accounting. His research employs methods and theories from psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology and economics.

Professional Appointments

Chairman, Accounting Accreditation Committee, Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, 2010-2014 (Vice-Chair 2008-2010)
Board of Directors, Illinois CPA Society, 2015–Present.
Board of Directors, Federated Schools of Accountancy, 2016–Present. Center for Audit Quality Academic Advisory Group, 2016–Present. 

IGPA Research By Jon Davis