Joseph E. Trainor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
PhD, Accounting, Florida Atlantic UniversityMBA, Accounting, Florida Atlantic UniversityBS, Accounting, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Joseph Trainor is an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Department of Accountancy. Dr. Trainor received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. His Ph.D. thesis examined the effects of large shareholder heterogeneity on firms’ accounting quality and information asymmetry. Dr. Trainor received his MBA degree from Florida Atlantic University and his B.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University where he graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Trainor’s research interests include financial accounting and audit quality issues as well as research on accounting education pedagogy. He has published his research in The Business Review - Cambridge; Review of Business; The CPA Journal; The Journal of Business and Educational Leadership; The Journal of Accountancy; and the Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics.

Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Trainor worked for several accounting firms and has experience auditing non-profits as well as small business entities. He is a licensed certified public accountant in New York and was recognized by the State of Virginia on the list of top scoring candidates on the November 2003 Uniform CPA exam. He has teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Teaching Interests

Financial accounting, fraud examination, and business combinations

Research Interests

Accounting education, taxation, business ethics, academic honesty

Courses Taught

ACC
638
BUS ENTITIES & COMBINATIONS
ACC
2370
FINANCIAL ACC AND REPORTING
ACC
2371
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
AIS
625
ACC ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM
AIS
660
FRAUD EXAMINATION I
AIS
661
FRAUD EXAMINATION II
AIS
4360
FRAUD EXAMINATION
AIS
4361
ADVANCED FRAUD EXAMINATION