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Dr. William Bealing, Jr.

William Bealing
Professor Emeritus

Academic Degrees

BSBA (Accounting)-Shippensburg University

MBA-University of Montana

Ph.D.  (Accounting)-The Pennsylvania State University

Research & Teaching Areas

Financial Accounting

Accounting Regulation

Personality and Student Success

Accounting Curricular Issues 

Publications-Refereed Journal Articles

Making Outcomes Assessment (Relatively) Painless, One Approach to Address the Issue, (With Mark Law, Wilmer Leinbach and Edward Pittingolo), Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Fall 2011.

Student Performance in Their First Accounting Course:  Accounting 101 is the Key to Future Success in the Classroom, (With Richard L. Baker), The Business Review, Cambridge, Vol. 17, Summer 2011.

Institutional theory in college restructuring:  myth or reality?, (With Diane Riordan and Michael Riordan), Journal of Case Studies in Education, December, 2010, Available at

An Exploratory Examination of the Relationship Between a Short Form of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and Success in an Introductory Accounting Course:  A Research Note, (With R.L. Baker and A.B. Staley), Accounting Education:  An International Journal, 2009.

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) 


Best Paper in Education Award For: Correlation Between Personality Type and Success in an Introductory Accounting Course,  (With C.J. Russo, A.B. Staley and R.L. Baker), Northeast Decision Sciences 2006 Annual Meetings, March, 2006.

JMU College of Business Research Publication Award-1996/1997 (For best academic article-Early Regulatory Actions by the SEC:  An Institutional Theory Perspective on the Dramaturgy of Political Exchanges, Published in Accounting, Organizations, & Society, May 1996).

Community Service Contributions

Treasurer, United Way of Columbia County, 2009-2012

Board of Trustees, Member, United Way of Columbia County, 2009-2012

Allocations Committee, Chair, United Way, 2012

Allocations Committee, Member, United Way, 2011-2012