Professor of Accounting
Office: 523 Zane Showker Hall
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1993
M.B.A., The Citadel, 1989
B.S., The Citadel, 1984
Auditors' reporting decisions, ethical issues in accounting
Current Courses Taught:
Professor Louwers has authored or co-authored 11 books (including one of the best-selling auditing textbooks) and over 40 articles on a wide range of accounting, auditing, and technology-related topics, including publications in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Decision Sciences, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal and Today's CPA. Some of his works have been reprinted in both Russian and Chinese.
Professor Louwers currently serves as President of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). He previously served as President of the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations (ABO) section of the AAA, co-coordinated the 2000 and 2001 AAA Research on Accounting Ethics Symposiums, served as Chair of the AAA Professionalism and Ethics Committee from 2001-2002, co-coordinated the Auditing Section’s program for the 2008 and 2009 AAA Annual Meetings, and has been elected by the AAA Council to serve on the Nominating Committee to choose the organization’s officers. He also has served in leadership positions for the Baton Rouge Chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), as well as the Texas Society of CPAs, the Houston Chapter of CPAs, the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Society of CPAs, and the Greenville (SC) Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.