Dr. Steve Wells
Department Chair and Professor- Accounting
Office: GH 500
Dr. Wells' interests include auditing, ethics, forensic accounting, and taxation. His current research includes audit committee differences following SOX; state tax incentives for the film industry; AOL for ethics in accounting curriculum; and Internal Controls. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in auditing. Professor Wells is a CPA, CFE, and CMA. Dr. Wells served in the Mississippi Legislature and held prior positions at the University of Central Florida and Alcorn State University.
BA Political Science
He co-founded the Society of Business, Industry and Economics and served as the co-editor of the organization's research proceedings. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Mississippi Society of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute of Management Accountants. Professor Wells developed and presented a continuing professional education program on professional ethics for CPAs. His research has appeared in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, the Practical Accountant, National Public Accountant, Ohio Public Accountant, State Tax Notes, the Journal of State Taxation, and the Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics. He joined the faculty at WKU in July of 2008.
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