Jan L. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Dean Daniel Costello Service Award
Department of Accounting
Office: Business Center 455
- Ph.D., Morgan State University
- M.S., University of Baltimore
- B.S., Hampton University
Dr. Jan L. Williams takes pride in preparing the next generation of CPAs. She is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Merrick School of Business and holds the distinct honor of being awarded the first Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University. Since joining the faculty at University of Baltimore in 2006, she has taught financial accounting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Williams' research focuses on accounting ethics and financial reporting improprieties, and she has published articles in academic and practitioner journals. Her service to the academic and professional communities, includes chair of the ELS Awards Task Force of the AICPA Academic Executive Committee, President of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Secretary of the Diversity Section of the American Accounting Association, and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Global Journal of Accounting and Finance. In 2019, she was appointed to the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy by Governor Larry Hogan. In her professional career as a Certified Public Accountant, prior to entering academia, she worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and an accounting manager for Kirschner Medical Corporation.
Dr. Williams has received numerous awards, including an esteemed Henry C. Welcome Fellowship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Outstanding Educator Award by the National Association of Black Accountants, Hoffberger Ethics in Teaching Award by the Merrick School of Business; and recognition in Who�s Who Among America�s Teachers and Making a Difference: A Selection of Graduate Degree Holders and Their Contributions to the Public Good.
Financial Reporting & Ethics
Refereed Journal Articles
Williams, J. L., Elson, R. J., & Robinson, C. (2020). The Current State of Ethics in Accounting Programs. Global Journal of Accounting and Finance. 4(1), 111-128.
Felix, R., Gaynor, G., Pevzner, M. B., & Williams, J. L. (2017). Societal trust and the economic behavior of not-for-profit organizations. Advances in Accounting. 39(December 2017), 21-31.
Williams, J. L., & Sun, H. (2015). An Examination of Industry Leadership Reputation and Meeting or Beating of Analysts' Expectations. Journal of Accounting & Finance. 15(2), 37-50.
Korb, P. J., Williams, J. L., & . (2015). To Defer or Not to Defer: Considering Your Spouse in Planning Social Security Benefits. Today's CPA. 42(4), 30-33.
Non-Refereed Journal Articles
Williams, J. L. (2016). Relationships Matter. Spectrum Magazine (Publication of the National Association of Black Accountants). Winter. 16-17.
Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research
Williams, Jan L., "Writing to Learn the Discipline" Sponsored by Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, The University of Baltimore, $750. (2015).
Accounting at the the University of Baltimore: An experience Like No Other: (2015).
UB Smart Talks: Introducing Students to Great Accoutning Careers: (2015).
Research in Progress
"The Current State of Ethics Education in Accounting Programs" (On-Going)