Dave Cornell, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A.
Associate Dean, Bloch School
Interim Department Chair for Accountancy
Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy
Areas of expertise: Financial accounting, accounting education
Dave Cornell is the senior associate dean of the Bloch School and an associate professor of accounting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Ph.D.), Eastern Kentucky University (M.B.A.) and the University of Kentucky (B.S.A.). Cornell served as the faculty advisor of the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi for 15 years, and received the National Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 1997. He practiced as a C.P.A. with Coopers & Lybrand for three years and as a C.M.A. with Jerrico Inc. for three additional years before pursuing his academic career.
Cornell teaches financial accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate level. His research interests include financial accounting, education and teaching issues. He has numerous publications in leading accounting, professional and educational journals including Issues in Accounting Education, Advances in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, The Ohio CPA Journal, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Management Accounting, Internal Auditing, Journal of Applied Business Research and Southwest Business Review. Cornell has made numerous professional and educational presentations in addition to these publications.
Cornell has received numerous teaching awards, including the MSCPA Outstanding Educator Award, the Elmer P. Pierson Faculty Teaching Award and the Missouri Professor of the Year Award for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.