Department of Accounting and Finance Faculty

John D. Neill, Ph.D., CPA
Department Chair and Professor, Accounting

B.B.A, Abilene Christian University, 1980
M.S., Abilene Christian University, 1984
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990

Phone: 325-674-2304
Office: MBB 171

Curtis Clements, Ph.D. CPA
Associate Professor, Accounting

B.S., Harding University, 1985
M.s., Harding University, 1986
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1999

Phone: 325-674-2047
Office: MBB 154

William E. Fowler, M.S., CPA 
Associate Professor, Accounting

B.B.A, Harding University, 1975
M.S., Walsh College, 1983

Phone: 325-674-2080
Office: MBB 181

Wiliam David Perkins, Ph.D., CPA
Professor, Accounting

B.S., Harding University, 1985
M.S., Harding University, 1986
Ph.D Texas A&M University, 1999

Phone: 325-674-2018
Office: MBB 179

Terry Pope, Ph.D., CFA
Professor, Finance

B.B.A, Abilene Christian University, 1964
M.A., University of Texas, 1966
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1969

Phone: 325-674-2570
Office: MBB 175


Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., CFA
Director of Global Initiatives for COBA
Professor, Finance

B.S., Lubbock Christian University, 1990
B.A., Lubbock Christian University, 1990
M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1991
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1996

Phone: 325-674-2133
Office: MBB 158

O. Scott Stovall, Ph.D., CPA
Associate Professor, Accounting

B.B.A., Harding University, 1985
M.S., University of North Texas, 1988
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2001

Phone: 325-674-2558
Office: MBB 156

T. Kyle Tippens, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Finance

B.A., ACU, 1991
M.I.B.S., University of South Carolina, 1997
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2012

Phone: 325-674-4947
Office: MBB 160


Paul Wertheim, Ph.D., CPA
Professor, Accounting

B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 1979
M.B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1982
M.S., University of Kansas, 1986
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1987

Phone: 325-674-2071
Office: MBB 177


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Distinguished Speakers Series

We're excited to host Brett Biggs, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Walmart, as COBA’s Fall 2016 Distinguished Speaker.

Join us on October 25 for the Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon beginning at 11:45 am in the Hunter Welcome Center. To learn more about the event, click on this link. To purchase tickets, please click on this link. If you have questions about the event, please email M.C. Jennings at

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