School of Accountancy

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


ZABIHOLLAH REZAEE, Professor, PhD (1985), The University of Mississippi [2020]

KENTON WALKER, Professor, PhD (1986), Texas A&M University [2020]

HONGBO ZHANG, Assistant Professor (2012), Louisiana State University [2024]

JOSEPH ZHANG, Assistant Professor, PhD (2012), Louisiana State University [2024]

STEVE LIN, Full Professor, PhD (1999), University of Manchester, England [2026]


JOSHUA COYNE, Assistant Professor, PhD (2014), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2020]

JOANNA GOLDEN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), Flordia Atlantic University [2021]

KEVIN KIM, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), Texas Tech University [2021]

KENNETH R. LAMBERT, Professor, PhD (1976), The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville [2020]

JAMES M. LUKAWITZ, Associate Professor, PhD (1989), Florida State University [2021]

JOHN MALLOY, Professor, PhD (1970); CPA, Louisiana State University [2021]

PETER L. MCMICKLE, Professor, PhD (1978), University of Alabama [2019]

NIMALEE RADDATZ, Assistant Professor, PhD (2015), Mississippi State University [2024]

KATHERINE SORENSEN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017) Southern Illinois University [2023]

NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*