CoB Profile

Don Finn


Department of Accounting

Phone: 940.565.3095

Office: BLB 378C

Office Hours: by Appointment



Don W. Finn is currently professor and Chair of Accounting at the University of North Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, Masters 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. His research interests focus on behavioral judgment & decision making related to ethics, budgeting, and managerial effectiveness.

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 five years at Louisiana State University, five years as accounting Director of Doctoral Programs at the University of Arkansas, and has been very active in service to the American Accounting Association during the past 25-plus years in academia.

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 others. He has also received research awards while at Texas Tech University, the Barney E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award Nominee in 1997 and the College of Business Administration Research Award in 1998.