Dr. Steve Wells
Chair of Accounting/ Professor- Accounting
Office: GH 502
Dr. Wells' interests include auditing, ethics, forensic accounting, and taxation. His current research focuses on complexity in U.S. financial reporting, state tax incentives for the film industry, and fraud in the gaming industry. He teaches undergraduate 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
Dr. Wells serves on the Board of Trustees of Copiah-Lincoln Community College where he chairs the Budget and Finance Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SOBIE and is co-editor of the organizationâ€™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 presents 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.