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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Bill Crosby

Interim Dean; Shircliff Chair of Business; Professor of Accounting

Davis College of Business

Email address  bcrosby@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7859
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Office location  Davis College of Business, 260

Dr. Bill Crosby was named Interim Dean at Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business for the third time effective May 1, 2019. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Valdosta State College where he was named the Outstanding Accounting Student his senior year. He earned a Master of Accountancy and a Doctorate with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Georgia where he was awarded a Fellowship by the American Accounting Association. Bill is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida and has public accounting experience with Price Waterhouse & Co., and with his former accounting and tax practice in Jacksonville, Florida. He has 40 years’ teaching experience at the University of Georgia, University of North Florida, and Jacksonville University.

Bill has published in a number of peer reviewed journals, has led more than fifty seminars and continuing professional education sessions for certified public accountants, and has taught numerous CPA examination preparation courses. He is a member of various professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Accounting Association.

Bill has been a part of Jacksonville University since 1992, serving as an adjunct instructor, Professor, Associate Dean and Interim Dean in JU Davis College of Business, Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Acting Chief Academic Officer, Director of the Accelerated Degree Program, Acting Associate Provost, the Robert T. Shircliff Professor of Business Ethics, and the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative. He was named Professor of the Year in 2012-13.

Education

  • Ph.D. Accounting, University of Georgia
  • M.Acc. University of Georgia
  • B.S. Accounting, Valdosta State College

Academic Experience

  • Acting Associate Provost, August 2016 – April 2018
  • Director, Accelerated Degree Program, January 2015 – April 2018
  • Acting Chief Academic Officer, August 2013 – July 2014
  • Dean, College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, July 2012 – December 2014
  • Interim Dean, Davis College of Business, January 2011 – June 2012
  • Robert T. Shircliff Professor of Business Ethics, October 2007 – December 2014
  • Associate Dean, Davis College of Business, August 2002 – October 2003
  • Interim Dean, Davis College of Business, January 2002 - July 2002
  • Associate Dean, Davis College of Business January 1999 – December 2001
  • Professor of Accounting 2013 - present
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, 1997 - 2013
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, 1993 - 97
  • Adjunct Instructor, 1992 - 93
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of North Florida, 1980 - 90
  • Instructor of Accounting, University of Georgia, 1976 - 78
  • Continuing Education Instructor of Accounting, University of Georgia, 1976 -77
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1974 -76, 1978
  • Graduate Research Assistant, 1973 -74

Professional Experience

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration, Jacksonville University, November 2003 – October 2007
  • Certified Public Accountant 1990-2000
  • Staff Accountant, Price Waterhouse & Co. 1967-68, 1972