Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Accountancy, 1994
MPA, University of Mississippi, Accountancy, 1968
BA, University of Mississippi, Political Science, 1966
Dr. Wells is a CPA, CFE, and CMA. His interests include auditing, ethics, and forensic accounting. His current research includes audit committee differences following SOX; state tax incentives for the film industry; Internal Controls, and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting Standards. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in auditing. Dr. Wells served in the Mississippi Legislature and held prior positions at the University of Central Florida and Alcorn State University. 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, the Institute of Management Accountants and the KyCPA. 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, Internal Auditor and the Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics.