Kevin Lamont James

Associate Professor

Kevin Lamont James
College of Business & Economics

College of Business & Economics

Craig Hall 401
Ph.D.Business Administration / The University of Tennessee
MBABusiness Administration / Middle Tennessee State University
BBAAccounting / Middle Tennessee State University


Kevin James earned his B.B.A. in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and worked four years as a financial statement auditor with Price Waterhouse before obtaining an M.B.A. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and joined the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. James served as department chair for Accounting and Finance at A&T since July 2010. He is an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant and serves actively with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants . Dr. James has published numerous articles on professional accounting and diversity issues.

Research Interests

Financial Accounting and Diversity Issues using behavioral research methodolgy

Recent Publications

  • Stephanie Kelly, Stephen Croucher, Kevin James (2023). (Diverse Insights in Measurement Development). (2) 72, pp. 191-193. Communication Education.
  • Donseung Choi, Kevin L James, Collins Okafor, Eunho Cho, Md Nazmul Bhuyan (2022). (The Effects of Executives’ Education and Compensation on Firm Value: Evidence from China). pp. 1-19. Applied Economics.
  • Kevin James, Lisa Owens-Jackson (2017). (One way CPAs Give Back: The Career Fair Sills Workshop at North Carolina A&T). pp. 24. Journal of Accountancy.
  • Kevin James (2011). (The Danger of Human Capital Depletion in the Public Accounting Profession). 30, pp. 1-10. Regional Business Review.
  • Kevin James, Cecil Hill (2010). (Race and Development of Career Interest in Accounting). (4) 27, pp. 210-222. Journal of Accounting Education.
  • Kevin James, Scott Seipel (2010). (The Effects of Decreased User Confidence on Perceived Internal Audit Effectiveness). (1) 2, pp. 1-23. Journal of forensic and Investigative Accounting.
  • Kevin James (2009). (Dynamic Seating Systems, Inc. An Analytical Procedures Case). pp. 66-70. The Journal of Business Cases and Applications.
  • Kevin James, F Michello (2009). (Pro Forma Versus GAAP Reporting: An Examination of Differences in Investor Perceptions). 2, pp. 47-57. Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Kevin James (2008). (Barriers to Recruiting African American Students into Accounting). 1, pp. 45-51. Research in Higher Education.
  • Kevin James, Andrew Monks, Leah Smith (2008). (Has the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Met Expectations? ). (6) 53, pp. 28-30. Tennessee CPA Journal.
  • Kevin James (2007). (High School Students' Development of Career Interest in Accounting: A Study of Racial Differences.). (2) 9, pp. 17-22. National Accounting Journal.
  • Kevin James (2006). (Achieving a More Diverse Profession). (11) 76, pp. 62-65. CPA Journal.
  • Kevin James (2006). (The Costs of Poor Business Ethics: Sarbanes-Oxley Three Years Later). (1) 15, pp. 3-5. Tennessee Business.
  • Kevin James (2004). (Structuring Internal Audit Reporting to Enhance User Confidence). (1) 19, pp. 17-20. Internal Auditing.
  • Kevin James, Anna Aldridge (2003). (Is Providing CPA Assurance Services a Good Fit for Your Firm? ). (4) 48, pp. 5-7. Tennessee CPA Journal.
  • Kevin James, Frank Michello (2003). (Pro-forma Earnings Reports: Good Information or Bad Deception). pp. 65-67. CPA Journal.
  • Kevin James (2003). (The Effects of Internal Audit Structure on Perceived Financial Statement Fraud Prevention. ). (4) 17, pp. 315-327. Accounting Horizons.
  • Kevin James, James Burton (2000). (A Kuhnsian Revolution in Accounting). pp. 71-86. Accounting Perspectives.
  • Kevin James (1998). (150-Hour Mandate...Just 16 Months Near). 28, Wisconsin CPA.
  • Kevin James, Keith Stanga (1998). (Effects of the 150 Semester-Hour Requirement in Tennessee). pp. 14-17. Tennessee CPA Journal.
  • Collins Okafor, Nacasius Ujah, Eunho Cho, Winifred Okafor, Kevin James (The Moderating Effect of a Golden Parachute on the Association between CSR and Firm Value: Does Gender-Driven Innovation Matter?). (6) 15, pp. 5483. Sustainability.