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Dr. Tim Louwers

louwertj@jmu.edu
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Tim Louwers Professor of Accounting and Jackson E. Ramsey Centennial Char in Business
   
  Education:
  Ph.D., Florida State University, 1993
  M.B.A., The Citadel, 1989
  B.S., The Citadel, 1984

  Professional Interests: 
  Auditors' reporting decisions, ethical issues in accounting

  Current Courses Taught: 
  ACTG 410
  ACTG 651
  ACTG 677
  MBA 667

  Key Publications: 
  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.

Positions Held:
Professor Louwers recently served 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.