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Faculty Profiles

Dick Townsend
Professor Emeritus of Accounting

Richard L. Townsend, CPA, is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate financial accounting courses from 1969 to 2012. He was the Director of the Master of Accountancy program for many years. His Ph.D. is from The University of Texas at Austin.

In addition to several teaching awards given by the College of Business, Dr. Townsend has received the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in 1982, 2003 and 2010 as well as the University’s 2001 L. R. Hesler Award for Teaching and Service. In 2003, He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Dr. Townsend regularly presents or has presented continuing professional education courses in reporting and disclosure for the Tennessee Society of CPAs, Georgia Society of CPAs, corporations, universities and public accounting firms. He was the co-author of three AICPA continuing professional education courses from 1986 to 2010.

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