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Clifford Skousen

Clifford Skousen

Professor, Counselor to the Dean
Departments: School of Accountancy
Location:  Business 810
Office Phone:  435.797.2331
Fax:  435.797.1475


Ph.D., Business Administration/Research, Golden Gate University, 1979 Emphasis: Accounting
MBA, Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1974
BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1970 Minor: Management and Economics


In 1970, Dr. Clifford Skousen earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He then went on to receive a MBA from Pepperdine University in 1974, and a Ph.D. in business administration from Golden Gate University in 1979.

Dr. Skousen joined the Utah State University faculty in 1978. From 1990 to 2002 he served as head of the School of Accountancy and was appointed Senior Associate Dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business in 2002. Dr. Skousen is Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at Utah State University.

Previously he taught on the faculties of Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus and California State University, Hayward. He also held a visiting position at the University of Warwick, England, in 1988, and for three years he was a staff auditor and tax specialist with KPMG Peat Marwick.

Dr. Skousen served as a member of the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee and has served on several AACSB peer review teams for Business Schools and Accounting Programs accreditation. Recently, his professional service includes membership of the Utah Association of CPAs Education Foundation Committee, chair of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Accreditation Assistance Committee, Vice President for Accreditation for the Accounting Programs Leadership Group, and Vice President for the Accounting Programs Leadership Group Western Region of the American Accounting Association. In addition, Dr. Skousen served as National President of Beta Alpha Psi.

Dr. Skousen has received awards for his research from the Managerial Auditing Journal, the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, the National Decision Science Institute, and the Western Region of the Decision Science Institute.

Research Area(s)

International, managerial, and financial accounting, corporate governance and ethics

Name Title Phone Location Email
Doyle, Jeffrey George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research 435.797.2882 Business 814
Forsgren, Nicole Assistant Professor 435.797.3479 Business 718
Grange, Vance Associate Professor
FPA advisor
435.797.2702 Business 805
Hunt, Rhett Lecturer 435.722.1767 UMC 5035
Jenson, Richard Professor 435.797.2335 Business 804
Mosman, Carol Staff Assistant 435.797.2334 Business 815
Price, Richard Assistant Professor 435.797.8352 Business 812
Rasmussen, Teri Assistant to the Department Head 435.797.2330 Business 815
Seidel, Timothy A. Assistant Professor 435.797.2993 Business 818
Shuman, Frank Principal Lecturer
IMA advisor
435.797.2339 Business 808
Simon, Chad Assistant Professor 435.797.9055 Business 807
Skousen, Chris Associate Professor 435.797.2429 Business 806
Skousen, Clifford Professor, Counselor to the Dean 435.797.2331 Business 810
Stephens, Nate Assistant Professor 435.797.8016 Business 803
Villarreal, Bonnie Lecturer, MAcc Director & Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi Advisor 435.797.3958 Business 816
Walther, Larry Department Head, and Ernst & Young Professor 435.797.8697 Business 815