Jan L. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
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, and incoming chair 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
Korb, P. J., Williams, J. L., & Flach, A. (2022). Qualified Business Income Deduction and the Self-Employed: Utilizing the Deduction Before it Sunsets. The CPA Journal. 92((5/6)), 6-7.
Korb, P. J., Williams, J. L., & Demarest, M. (2021). The Untaxed Millionaires: Can They Save the U.S. Economy?. Tax Notes. 173. 1355-1358.
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.
Korb, P. J., & Williams, J. L. (2020). SALT and The Marriage Penalty.
Williams, J. L. MACPA Educators Conference, "Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Board Update," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2022).
Williams, J. L. MACPA Annual Board Meeting, "Challenges, Changes & Opportunities in the Accounting Profession," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2022).
Williams, J. L. MACPA Townhall, "Maryland Licensure Process & CPA Evolution," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2021).
Williams, J. L. MACPA Educators Conference, "Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Update," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2021).
Williams, J. L. MACPA Educator Webcast, "Update of CPA Evolution Initiative and Proposed UAA Model Rules Amendment," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2020).
Williams, J. L. MACPA Educators Conference, "Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Board Update," Maryland Association of CPAs, Virtual. (2020).
Walker, J., O'Callaghan, S., & Williams, J. L. AAA Annual Accounting Conference, "Accounting Communication: What Do You Love? What Are Your Goals What Can You Do? Put into Your 30 Second Elevator Speech," American Accounting Association, San Francisco, CA. (2019).
Research in Progress
"The Impact of Covid-19 on Accounting Internships" (On-Going)