Accounting and Finance Faculty
The Department of Accounting and Finance stands out in that it is one of three accounting programs at historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. to have accounting accreditation by the AACSB. Furthermore, it is the only AACSB-accredited HBCU to have a Ph.D. program in accounting. The Department of Accounting and Finance has 11 full time accounting and 6 full time finance faculty members. The accounting faculty body is very diverse with faculty members from every corner of the globe. This diversity is one of the strengths of the department.
We have six faculty who have passed the CPA exam, one who is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), two who are Certified Management Accountants (CMAs), one who is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), one who is a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and two with law degrees. In the most recent five-year period, the faculty have published in well-recognized journals in their discipline and produced a substantial portfolio of intellectual contributions (ICs) items. The depth and quality of IC production can be attributed, in part, to the readily available access to a wide variety of financial databases. The School continues to subscribe to CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) security price data, Standard and Poor's COMPUSTAT, Thomson Financial's I/B/E/S, Audit Analytics, Standard and Poor's ExecuComp, and 10K Wizard. More recent databases include Risk Metrics, SDC's Mergers and Acquisitions, and Bloomberg.