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Jim Shelton

Jim Shelton


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But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2: 4-9

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • B.A., Harding University, 1982
  • M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1986
  • M.S., Harding University, 1989
  • CPA (inactive), State of Arkansas, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1998

 Academic Positions Held:

  • Instructor of Business, Rochester College, 1986-88
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Harding University, 1988-89
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, 1991-99
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, 1999-2006
  • MBA Program Director, Freed-Hardeman University, 2005-06
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Harding University, 2006 to present

 Other Positions:

  • Machine Operator, Bryce Corporation, Searcy, Arkansas, 1980-83
  • Assistant Manager, Sedalia-Pettis County Development Corporation, Sedalia, Missouri, 1985-86
  • Accountant, Operating Budgets and Control, Arkansas Power and Light Company, Little Rock, Arkansas 1989-91

 Recognition and Honors:

·         Named Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Freed-Hardeman University, May 2004

 Courses Taught:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Business Ethics
  • Intermediate Accounting

 Areas of Interest:

  • Social Responsibility Accounting
  • Accounting History
  • Business Ethics
  • Cultural Influences on Accounting 


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