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Dr. Robert E. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Law, a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems, and a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems Management from Temple, West Chester, and Walden University; respectively. In addition, during his twenty years of involvement in education, Dr. Davis acquired Postgraduate and Professional Technical licenses in Computer Science and Computer Systems Technology. Dr. Davis also obtained the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate — after passing the 1988 Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s rigorous three hundred and fifty multiple-choice questions examination; and was conferred the Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) certificate by the Institute for Internal Controls.
Since starting his career as an information systems (IS) auditor, Dr. Davis has provided data security consulting and IS auditing services to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Enrichment Corporation, Raytheon Company, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, Dow Jones & Company and Fidelity/First Fidelity (Wells Fargo) corporations as well as other organizations; in staff through management positions.
Prior to engaging in the practice of IS auditing and information security consulting; Dr. Davis (as a corporate employee) provided inventory as well as general accounting services to Philip Morris, USA and general accounting services to Philadelphia National Bank (Wells Fargo). Furthermore, he has prior experience as a freelance writer of IT audit and information security training material.
Dr. Davis has authored articles addressing IT issues for ITAudit magazine, ISACA Journal, and IT Governance, LTD as well as peer reviewed Carnegie Mellon University's technical report "Comparing eSCM-SP v2 and COBIT" and five chapters of Bloomsbury Publishing's "Effective Auditing for Corporates".
In regards to training individuals in the information systems audit process, he has provided instruction to the Data Processing Management Association, ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter CISA Review Course participants, 3rd Annual Securasia Congress delegates, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and an Internet CISA study group. Additionally, Dr. Davis has presented webinars for Compliance4all, Compliance IQ, Compliance Online, and Online Compliance Panel registrants. Dr, Davis also is a former ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors’ member as well as Chairman of College Relations and the inaugural CISA in Residence at Temple University.
Dr. Davis received recognition as an accomplished, energetic auditor, author, and speaker with a sound mix of experience and skills in monitoring and evaluating controls. Based on his accomplishments, he has been featured in Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management Alumni Newsletter as well as The Institute for Internal Controls e-newsletter. Furthermore, he is the first and inaugural Temple University CISA in Residence and a Temple University Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security Advisory Councilmen. Lastly, he accepted invitations to join Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Thomson Reuters' Expert Witness List, the IT Governance LTD expert panel, as well as the International Association of IT Governance Standards honorary membership group.