Harry Davis, PhD

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NC Bankers' Association Professor

  • B.S. Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A. Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. Finance, University of Georgia

Dr. Harry M. Davis is the Professor of Banking (1980) and Economist (1981) for the North Carolina Bankers Association. He is professor of Finance and past Chair of the Department of Finance, Banking, and Insurance at Appalachian State University (1981-1998).

As the North Carolina Bankers Association Economist, Dr. Davis puts together quarterly economic forecasts that are carried by various news outlets. Dr. Davis is frequently interviewed throughout the year by newspapers, television, and radio stations for stories on the economy and banking. Dr. Davis is a frequent speaker at state, regional and national banking conventions on economic and banking issues.

Dr. Davis is the Dean of and serves as an instructor for the North Carolina School of Banking. He is an instructor for the Director’s College sponsored by the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks and the FDIC. Dr. Davis is also an instructor for the North Carolina Insurance Executive Management School and the South Carolina School of Banking.

Dr. Davis is active in the consulting field and has presented seminars to business groups both in North Carolina and nationwide. He puts together feasibility plans, business plans and valuations for both financial and nonfinancial corporations. Dr. Davis has served as a consultant for numerous start-up banks in North Carolina.



Walker College of Business
3071 Peacock Hall
Boone, North Carolina 28608-2037



FIN 4610 - Commercial Bank Management; MBA 5600 - Managerial Finance
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 Walker College of Business


Chair: Dr. Delbert Goff
Room 3072 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6188
Fax: (828) 262-2925

Administrative Assistant:
Becky Stoddard
3075 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-4030

Finance & Banking Internships:
Mr. Bryan Bouboulis               Room 4015 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-7263 bouboulisbs@appstate.edu

Risk Management Internships:
Dr. Karen Epermanis
Room 3054 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-6187