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Dr Don K Mcconnell Jr

[Dr Donald K Mcconnell Jr]

Professor, Accounting
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
Auditing and Assurance Services, Fraud Examination

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Auditing and Assurance Services, Fraud Examination

Education

Education

    • 1981 PhD in Accounting
      University of North Texas, 1981
    • 1981 PhD in Accounting and Information Systems
      University of North Texas, 1981
    • 1971 MS in Accounting
      Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater, 1971
    • 1971 MS in Accounting and Information Systems
      Oklahoma State University, 1971
    • 1970 BS in Accounting
      Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater, 1970
    • 1970 BS in Accounting
      Oklahoma State University, 1970

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 1997 Certified Fraud Examiner, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    • 1979 Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
    • 1971 Certified Public, Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 1978 to Present Unknown Rank
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 1971 to Aug 1974 Supervising senior
      Auditing and Assurance Services, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell CPA's (now KPMG) (Dallas, TX, United States)

Memberships

    • Jan 2018 to Present American Accounting Association
      The preeminent organization for academic accounts
    • Jan 2018 to Present American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants
      The preeminent organization governing the activities of CPAs throughout the United States
    • Aug 1997 to Present Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
      Board of Directors. treasurer, and vice president
    • May 1997 to Present Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
      ACFE is a global organization dedicated to deterrence and detection of fraud, both financial statement fraud and embezzlement

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2019 Dan Vest who made 99% on auditing sections CPA exam sponsored by Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
    • May  2018 William Gough who made 99% on CPA exam auditing section! sponsored by Texas State Board of Public accountancy
    • May  2018 Ted Keys Honorable Mention Award sponsored by Institute of Internal Auditors
    • Nov  2013 The CPA Journal's 2007 Max Block Award sponsored by
    • Jan  2013 President's Award for Excellence in teaching nominee sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2009 College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award sponsored by
    • Apr  2009 College of Business Administration Outstanding Professional Publication Award sponsored by UTA
    • Feb  2009 UT System Regents Outstanding Teacher Award nominee sponsored by UT system
    • Apr  2008 Texas Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award nominee sponsored by Texas Society of CPA's
    • Apr  2006 UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by UTA
    • Apr  2004 College of Business Administration Outstanding Professional Publication Award sponsored by UTA College of Business
    • May  2002 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Distinguished Achievement Award sponsored by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
    • Apr  1999 UTA Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award sponsored by UTA
    • Apr  1985 College of Business Administration Outstanding Professional Publication Award sponsored by UTA College of Business
    • Apr  1983 University of Texas at Arlington Amoco Award nominee sponsored by UTA
    • Apr  1982 College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher sponsored by UTA College of Business

Publications

Students Supervised

    • Apr 2017
      Supervised Teaching Activity
      Hope Clark, Honors college accounting student was assigned to read and write a book review of 2 practice oriented books about the experiences of individuals in public accounting. The project was intended to bridge the gap between the classroom materials and the actual practice of public accountancy. (Accounting)
      Book review of 2 auditing practice oriented additonal books

Courses

      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Aacsb Assess: true | Aacsb Goals: AACSB BBA Goal 5. Objective 2 | Student Performance: Number of students evaluated exceeds expectations: scored between 85%-100% (10.2-12.0) 1 Number of students evaluated meets expectations: scored between 70%-84% (8.4-10.2) 8 Number of tudents evaluated as needing improvement: scored < 70% (8.4) 2 Four students did not participate


        | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908 | Xlist Coursepre: ACCT | Xlist Coursenum: 5133 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815 | Xlist Coursepre: ACCT | Xlist Coursenum: 4133 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4191-019 STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100450 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492 | Mav Course: No | Exclude Eval: true | Exclude Feedback: true)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-002 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 3133-002 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • BHNR 4394-001 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
        (Course Id: 101012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 3133-002 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 3133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 4133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 4133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111908)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 5133-001 PROFESSIONALISM IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 111815)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • ACCT 5316-001 AUDIT CONCEPTS & PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 100490)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ACCT 4318-001 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ACCT 4318-002 AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100465)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ACCT 5318-001 STUDIES IN AUDITING
        (Course Id: 100492)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Oct 2019 to  Present Chairperson
      Curriculum Review Committee- Auditing
      Each department in the College of Business has been requested by the Dean to review and make recommendations for our process of teaching different when areas within the Accounting Department. I am in charge of that review for our auditing course curriculum.
    • Oct 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Department Curriculum Review Committee
      Each department in the College of Business has been requested by the Dean to review and make recommendations for our processes of teaching different areas within the Accounting Department. This committee is chaired by Becky Pierce. My function is with regard to the curriculum for the Professionalism in Accounting course
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Departmental AACSB AOL Committee
      I am in charge of the auditing aspects of this committee's charge at
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      University Library Appeals Panel
      Review of appeals of library fines and charges for lost library materials or hardware, Committee meets sporadically for typically about 3 meetings a year of several hours per meeting.
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Accounting Department Peer-Reviewed Teaching Evaluator
      Periodic peer review of colleagues going up for promotion, as well as for all faculty members and staff in the accounting department professorial and adjunct ranks
    • Sept 2013 to  Present Committee Chair
      Six Year Tenure Review Committee
      Chair of this committee. Responsibilities dependent on when tenured faculty have last had the tenure review. [There will be 3 such review conducted in fall 2017.]
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Committee Member
      Vet Zone Volunteer
      Vetzone mentors are available to respond in an appropriate, affirming, and supportive manner to student veterans. Mentors guide student veterans to resources or opportunities as needed.
    • Sept 2010 to  Present Committee Member
      Strategic Management Committee
      Define and refine the apartments long-term strategic mission
    • Aug 2006 to  Present Committee Member
      Accounting Department Graduate Petitions Committee
      Review petitions of students seeking admission to the master degree programs in accounting and reviewing petitions of accounting graduate students on academic probation. This is what I call the "committee that never sleeps." We are most active during semester and summer breaks, although our workload in reviewing petitions for acceptance is also very heavy during the regular semesters
    • Aug 2000 to  Present Committee Member
      AACSB Mission Statement Committee
      This committee meets periodically revise and refine as needed the department's AACSB mission statement
    • Aug 2000 to  Present Chairperson
      Auditing Proficiency Program
      I administer and evaluate the exam in auditing for students wanting to waive our undergraduate auditing course by virtue of having taken the taking the course at another university. This is on a case-by-case basis, and there were no exams and to administer in the realm of reporting.
    • Aug 1984 to  Present Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee
      Curriculum matters affecting our teaching of auditing and assurance services
    • Aug 1984 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotions Committee
      Consideration of faculty seeking promotion and tenure
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019 Faculty Mentor
      (Impact: Observation done to allow her to become a more effective teacher)
      UTA Accounting Department
      As per request of the department chairman, I observed Hannah Hurt's teaching Accounting 4318 auditing class to provide input and helpful comments about her teaching of the course.
    • Feb 2018 to  Apr 2018 Committee Member
      Chairman performance Review Committee
      Reviewed the performance of the accounting department chairman of the past several years

Service to the Profession

    • 2015 to  Present
      Chairperson (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • May 2016 to  Present
      Board Member
      Colleyville Girls Softball Association
      Deliberate as a board member in matters affecting the Association. I am the director of the team All-Star selection and tournament process.