D. Larry Crumbley, CPA, CFF, Cr.FA, MAFF, FCPA

KPMG Endowed Professor
Department of Accounting
2833 Business Education Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6304

Contributor of nine articles to the Accounting Review (very few tax articles ever appear here), and at least seven articles in the Journal of Accountancy, six articles in the Journal of Taxation, three in The Tax Adviser, eleven in the CPA Journal, two in The Journal of ATA, fifteen in Petroleum Accounting and Financial Mgt. J., seven in Tax Notes, and one in Tax Law Review, National Tax Journal, Advances in Taxation, Advances in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting, Organization, and Society, and Journal of Risk and Insurance. I am the author or co-author of at least 350 major articles and many newspaper columns. I have been quoted or praised in New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Tax Notes, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, Houston Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Big Eight Review, Accounting News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, Paul Harvey noon news show (2-28-89) and many other newspapers, radio and television stations.

Author or co-author of at least 55 books and many chapters/contributions to other publications. My estate tax books were published by the American Management Association, and I am a co-editor of a three-volume Texas Tax Reporter service published by CCH, and editor of Handbook of Accounting for Natural Resources (Shepard/McGraw Hill), co-editor of Handbook of Governmental Accounting and Finance (John Wiley), editor of Handbook of Estate Planning (Dow-Jones), and co-editor of Handbook of Bank Accounting and Finance. I am author of thirteen novels, including The Ultimate Rip-off: A Taxing Tale, Trap Doors and Trojan Horses (Carolina Academic Press) and Dangerous Hoops: A Forensic Marketing Adventure (LSU Press). I am a contributing author to the best selling three-volume West tax textbooks as well as five Barrons’ books, such as Keys to Estate Planning and Trusts and Keys to Understanding the Financial News. I have edited 136 issues (34 years) of the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly (cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court) and was awarded the TAMU College of Business Administration Research Award for 1976-1977. I started and was editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting: Auditing, Fraud, & Risk from 1999 through 2008. I created and am editor of  The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.

My publications are not restricted to accounting and taxation. Many articles have appeared in Financial Planner, Real Estate Review, Veterinary Economics, Journal of Corporate Ventures, Financial Executive, Stamps, Trusts & Estates, Dental Economics, Bulls & Bears, Real Estate Securities Journal, Plate Collector, Gold and Diamond Exchange, Coin World Almanac, Personal Finance, Hard Facts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Journal of American Hospital Association, Tax Law Review, etc. Many of my articles have been reprinted by other journals and professional organizations (to be used for educational purposes) and one included in the Congressional Record (9-20-85). I have had many newspaper interviews and was contributing editor to Tax Angles and Hard Facts. Approximately 300 of my articles have appeared in such publications as L.A. Times, Coin World, Stamp Collectors, etc. Although many educators list such publications on their vita, I do not. My book Financial Management of your Coin/Stamp Estate won the Numismatic Literary Guild’s “Best Book of the Year Award.” For many years I had a monthly article in Taxation for Accountants.

My impact upon the accounting profession is illustrated by my organization and subsequent election to the President of the American Taxation Association when the American Accounting Association would not develop specialty groups. Thus, as the father of the ATA, I totally changed the AAA organization.  Professor Dale L. Flesher's monograph, The Third-Quarter Century of The American Accounting Association (1966-1991) devotes five pages to describing my impact on changing the AAA to a sectional organization [pp. 99-100, 126-127, 129].  This new organization grew to 800 members within two years and within three years the AAA reversed itself and created an organization based upon specialty groups. I served on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of ATA for many years, and have served on the advisory board of the Accounting Review. In 1994, I was awarded the first ATA Outstanding Service Award. I have served as chairman or member of many major committees of professional organizations such as the AICPA, AAA, ATA, NTA, etc. With my election as Chair of the Teaching & Curriculum section of AAA for 2007-2008 and my creation of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting section in 2008, I am one of only a few who have been in charge of three major sections of AAA.  I received the Society of Louisiana CPA's Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award in 2007, and I served as an Erskine Academic Fellow at the University of Canterbury in 2007. I received the 2010 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award.

Listed in Who’s Who In America (1986-87, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995, 1998, 2000, etc.). I have won 12 research grants including the Arthur Young Research Grant. McGraw-Hill’s The Accounting Literature Index (1990) ranked me as the 17th most published authors through 1988 (tied for 10th place).

The October 1986 issue of the Accounting Review listed me 16th in terms of most frequent contributors to the Accounting Review for the 20-year period 1966-1985. Ranked number one in the TAMU School of Business by ARCO Top Business School publication (called a faculty star). Appeared on Prentice-Hall poster with President Bush’s Chief of Staff and eight other accountants (only two professors selected).

I have engaged in extensive foreign travel to study accounting and taxation in the former Soviet Union, throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Canada, Asia, South and Central America, Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa, Taiwan, Nigeria and Japan (at least 120 countries).

I have chaired or been a member of many Ph.D. and masters student committees. Some of the students that have written under me: Jerry Stern (Indiana), Ken Orbach (Florida Atlantic), Ken Heller (George Mason), Tom Dickens (Clemson), Bill Pasewark (Texas Tech), Tony Billings (Wayne State), Herb Jensen (California State), Lenny Weld (Valdosta State), Mary Tisich (Georgetown), Howell Lynch (Lamar University), Karen Friske (W. Tx. A&M), Lynn Stallworth (SE Louisiana), Billy Vandenburg (James Madison), and Sonia Wasan (Va. Commonwealth).

My 13 novels and scenario approach have gained widespread favorable attention. The December 1988 issue of Management Accounting featured me on their front cover with a five-page favorable article about my novels. See Williams, “A Novel Approach to Accounting: The Case of the Purloined Pagoda,” pp. 19-23. Robert E. Jensen (Trinity University) in a letter dated January 26, 1989, indicated that this cover was tantamount to being the man of the year. I was featured on the front cover of December 1991, New Accountant (called the Mark Twain of the accounting profession), the April 1995 cover of New Accountant, and The E.S.B. Journal, Fall 1991.

A Washington Post article entitled “Tax Evasion, He Wrote,” dated March 15, 1989, called me a “cross between Mickey Spillane and Mr. Chips.” I was listed as a “mover and shaker” in an article entitled “D. Larry Crumbley: Laying Bare the Fleshpots of Accounting” in the “People” section of the June 26, 1989 issue of Business Week. Fortune, July 29, 1991, praised my Trap Door novel as an “instructional thriller.” In Spring, 1996, the semi-annual publication of the Ohio CPAs called Crumbley, "The Mickey Spillane of the Accounting Educators." (p.1, "Getting Into Accounting")

An article presented at the Western Regional AAA meeting on May 5, 1989, entitled “Measures of Tax Faculty Research Productivity” by R.M. Kozub, D.L. Sanders and W.A. Raabe listed me tied for fifth place with respect to tax articles published during the period of 1981 through 1987. Jon S. Davis in Behavioral Tax Research (1995, pp. 52-53) states that “as early as 1973, Crumbley called for tax accounting academics to become more involved in studying the behavioral implications of tax law and policy....”

For the number of regular length articles in periodicals monitored by Heck et al., Accounting Literature Index, 1996, I rank first in terms of all accountants (90 articles). The next highest was 81; only 37 individuals had more than 25 articles. 

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