Dr. Ruth O'Keefe

Dr. Ruth O'Keefe

Professor of Accounting

P: 904-256-7449
​ E: rokeefe@ju.edu

CV: Dr. Ruth O'Keefe.docx

Education & Professional Licenses

J.D. (Cum Laude) State University of New York at Buffalo

M.B.A. - Accounting (4.0) Old Dominion University

B.B.A. - Stetson University

Attorney at Law, Florida Bar

Certified Public Accountant, Florida

Academic Experience

Professor of Accounting & Business Law, Jacksonville University, 1982 - Present

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting, University of North Florida, 1982

Professional Experience

Ruth R. O’Keefe, Attorney at Law (Florida Bar 301825) 1982 - Current

Litigation Attorney Federal and NY State civil litigation including Oral argument in the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1979-1981

STAFF ACCOUNTANT TAX DEP’T-Price Waterhouse, Buffalo, 1973-1974

Recent Research & Scholarship

O’Keefe, R., Dickins, D., and Houmes, R., (2012). New Evidence on the Incremental Content of Earnings Reported Using the LIFO Inventory Method. Advances in Accounting, 28(2), 235-242.

O’Keefe, R., and Houmes, R., “IFRS vs. GAAP: Will the Prohibition of LIFO Reduce Earnings Quality?” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2012 National Meeting, Washington, D.C., (August, 2012).

O’Keefe, R., and Houmes, R., “IFRS vs. GAAP: Will the Prohibition of LIFO Reduce Earnings Quality?” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2012 S. E. Regional Meeting, Savannah, Georgia (April, 2012).

Personal Interests

I love to travel internationally and within the US; my favorite trips have been to Alaska (dog mushing, kayaking, hiking, and driving the breath-taking Seward Highway), London (love the museums and the court of law in session), Italy (the art, food, people, and scenery), Amsterdam (museums, family, food, and art), France (weeklong workshop at Chartres Cathedral), Washington DC (heard the US Supreme Court in session!), and Boston.