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About Timothy A. Pearson

Dr. Pearson is Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University. Previously he served as Coordinator of Graduate Accounting Programs and Chair of the Department of
Accounting and Management Information Systems at West Virginia University. He is a CPA, CFF and received his BS, Macc, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is Executive Director Emeritus of the Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP), an industry supported research center housed at West Virginia University founded by the ACFE and AICPA. His work with the IFP was featured in the cover story of the Jan/Feb 2010 edition of Fraud Magazine. Dr. Pearson has conducted funded research sponsored by PwC, LexisNexis, the National Institute of Justice, the National Library of Medicine and the National Science Foundation.


2015 - Present Fellow, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
2012 - Present Director and Professor, School of Accountancy, Georgia Southern University Business, College of
Present Director and Professor, Georgia Southern University Accountancy, School of

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Outstanding Teacher, College of Business and Economics (2004)
  • Recipient, Best Manuscript Award, American Academy of Business (2005)
  • Recipient, Dominion Energy Merit Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Business and Economics, WVU (2005)
  • Recipient, EMBA Top Instructor Teaching Recognition (2006)
  • Member, Strategic Planning Task Force Member Group, Accounting Program Leadership Group
  • Member, Trueblood Seminar Committee, American Accounting Association and Deloitte Foundation (2007)
  • Co-Chair, Trueblood Seminars for Faculty, American Accounting Association and Deloitte Foundation (2008)
  • Recipient, Division of Accounting Outstanding Researcher Award, WVU Division of Accounting (2009)


1990 Ph.D. in Accounting and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin
1986 M.B. in Accounting and Information Systems, University of Wisconsin
1979 B.S. in Mathematics/Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin

Contact Information

PO Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0103
Office: COBA 2203 A


Conference Proceedings (1)

Other (6)

Periodicals (3)

Refereed Journal Articles (23)