Don W. Finn is currently professor of Accounting at the University of North Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His primary teaching interests have included a graduate doctoral seminar in behavioral accounting research, honors seminar on corporate governance and professionalism, and cost/managerial accounting at the undergraduate level.
Don, as a member of the American Accounting Association has served as past editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting, an American Accounting Association sponsored research journal, served as Accounting Department Chair for six years at the University of North Texas, Accounting Department Chair for five years at Louisiana State University, and five years as accounting Director of Doctoral Programs at the University of Arkansas. He has been very active in service to the American Accounting Association during the past 30-plus years in academia. Before academia, he served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator and Officer.
His research interests focus on behavioral judgment & decision making related to ethics, budgeting, and audit effectiveness. Professor Finn has published in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, Research on Accounting Ethics, Cost and Management, Corporate Planning, and other respected publications.