Culverhouse School of Accountancy

The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is one of the oldest and most respected accounting programs in the United States. Our majors work with the newest information systems technology and receive a broad liberal arts foundation and an intensive education in the business and accounting disciplines. They develop communications, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills and master the knowledge and skills demanded by employers. Accountants provide vital functions by offering a wide array of business and accounting services to their clients. Our internship program enhances an accounting major’s chances of success. Graduates of the master's programs should be well prepared to sit for professional examinations in accounting such as the CPA and CMA exam.

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Professor Richard W. Houston, Director
Office: 314 Alston Hall 

The School of Accountancy was established in July 1978 as an academic unit of the College of Business. The school was named in honor of Hugh F. Culverhouse, Sr. in February 1989. Culverhouse was an alumnus of The University of Alabama, a noted lawyer and businessman, and a major supporter of the accountancy program. The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is a charter member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The School holds accounting accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to the Bachelor of Science degree, the Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers two professional master’s degrees, the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and the Master of Tax Accounting (MTA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a concentration in accounting.


Director and Hilton Dean Professor of Accounting
  • Richard Houston
Durr-Fillauer Chair in Business Ethics and Professor of Accounting
  • Todd DeZoort
Fayard Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Richard Hatfield
Ross-Culverhouse Endowed Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Thomas Lopez
Joe Lane Endowed Professor of Accounting
  • Linda Parsons
Stimpson Gulf Lumber Faculty Fellow and Professor of Accounting
  • Austin Reitenga
Hugh Culverhouse Endowed Professor of Accounting
  • Edward Schnee
Hugh Culverhouse Chair and Professor of Accounting
  • Mary Stone
PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow and Professor of Accounting
  • Gary Taylor
Roddy-Garner Professor and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Steve Buchheit
Ernst and Young Professor and Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Quinn Swanquist
Reese Phifer Instructor of Accounting
  • Jill Datema
CohnReznick Faculty Fellow in Accounting and Instructor
  • Tom Fitzgibbon
Undergraduate Diversity Director and Instructor of Accounting
  • Daphne Palmer
Associate professors
  • Troy Pollard
  • Shane Stinson
Assistant professors
  • Marcus Doxey
  • Jodi Henley
  • Kris Hoang
  • Chez Sealy
  • Sophia Kennedy
  • Joshua Little
  • Lisa Hughes McKinney
  • Karen Miller
  • Donald Minyard


Introduction to the Accounting Major and Profession

AC 148 is open to freshmen and sophomores interested in learning more about the accounting profession and the accounting curriculum in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy. This course will introduce basic terminology and methodology, the accounting curriculum, career and educational resources, and career options.

Prerequisite(s): GBA 145 or GBA 146
Intro To Accounting

Introduction to accounting and financial reporting concepts and the use of accounting information in financial and managerial decisions. Students who intend to major in accounting should take AC 289 or CS 285 before or concurrently with AC 210. Students are limited to three attempts for this course, excluding withdrawals. Students cannot receive credit for both AC 210 and AC 211.

Prerequisite(s): EC 110 or EC 112

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