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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Ruth O'Keefe

Dr. Ruth O'Keefe

Professor of Accounting

Davis College of Business

Email address  rokeefe@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7449
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  Davis College of Business, 222

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.