Thomas R. Weirich, PhD, CPA, is currently the Jerry & Felicia Campbell Endowed Professor of Accounting at Central Michigan University and former chair of its School of Accounting. He earned a doctorate in accountancy from the University of Missouri–Columbia, as well as MBA and BS degrees from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Weirich has public accounting experience with both an international firm and a local firm. He has served as the Academic Fellow to the Office of Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a Faculty in Residence position with Arthur Andersen, LLP, in their Business Fraud and Investigative Services Division. Dr. Weirich has also served as a consultant to the Public Oversight Board’s Panel on Audit Effectiveness and as an expert witness for the SEC and several other organizations.

Professor Weirich has written numerous articles in professional journals and assisted others, such as by serving on the Editorial Advisory Board to the Journal of Accountancy. Professor Weirich has received many teaching and professional awards, including the School of Accounting/Beta Alpha Psi’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Ameritech/SBC Teaching Award, College of Business Dean’s Teaching Award, the Michigan Association of Governing Boards’ Distinguished Faculty Award, the Michigan Association of CPAs’ Distinguished Achievement in Accounting ...

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