Dr. Bill Thomas Designated Master TeacherOct. 20, 2004
Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has announced the designation of Master Teacher - the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members - on Dr. Bill Thomas, J. E. Bush Professor of Accounting.
A Baylor alumnus with a bachelor's and master's degree in business, Thomas received his doctorate from the University of Texas. He joined the Baylor faculty in 1971 after working as an accountant with the firms KPMG LLP, and BDO Siedman LLP.
Thomas' scholarly work focuses on fraud prevention and detection, as well as ethical issues among accountants in public practice. He serves as both the technical editor and the accounting and auditing editor of Today's CPA, the journal of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is the author of a textbook in auditing, as well as many articles in auditing, financial accounting and reporting, taxation and accounting education. His article, "The Rise and Fall of Enron," was selected by Encyclopaedia Britannica for inclusion in its online version of Annals of America, a 22-volume collection of primary documents covering various subjects and perspectives in American history.
In 2003, Thomas was elected by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants as the Outstanding Educator in Texas. He has developed a nationally renowned Intensive CPA Examination Review Course, and regularly teaches the auditing and taxation components of that course to CPA candidates across Texas. Thomas also has served as an expert witness on several occasions in accounting malpractice cases.
He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.