Faculty & Staff Directory


  • Ph D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Accounting) - 1987
  • MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Accounting) - 1983
  • BS, University of Tennessee (Accounting) - 1977

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Corruption
  • Accounting for the Environment
  • Pedagogy

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting Principles
  • Business Ethics
  • Faith and Business
  • Corruption

  • Beets, D. ,  Lewis, B. , &  Brower, H. (2016). The Quality of Business Ethics Journals: An Assessment Based on Application . Business & Society / Sage, 55 (2), 188-213.
  • Beets, D. (2015). BB&T, Atlas Shrugged, and the Ethics of Corporation Influence on College Curricula. Journal of Academic Ethics, 13 (4), 311-344. | more information
  • Beets, D. ,  Kelton, A. , &  Lewis, B. (2015). An Assessment of Accounting Journal Quality Based on Departmental Lists. Scientometrics / Springer, | more information
  • Lewis, B. ,  Duchac, J. , &  Beets, D. (2011). An Academic Publisher's Response to Plagiarism. Journal of Business Ethics, 102, 489-506.
  • Beets, D. (2011). Critical Events in the Ethics of U.S. Corporation History. Journal of Business Ethics, 102 (2), 193-219.
  • Beets, S. D. (2007). Global Corruption and Religion: An Empirical Examination. Journal of Global Ethics, 3 (1), 69-85.
  • Beets, S. D. (2005). Understanding the Demand-Side Issues of International Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics, 2005 (57), 65-81.
  • Beets, D. (2003). "Differences in Student Learning Techniques: Cooperative Learning, Quizzes, and Homework". Journal of the Academy of Business Education, , 1-12.
  • Beets, D. (2001). "Accounting for Pollution: the Effects of Emissions Trading". Advances in Public Interest Accounting, 8, 21-59.
  • Beets, D. , &  Lobingier, P. G. (2001). "Pedagogical Techniques: Student Performance and Preferences". The Journal of Education for Business, 76 (4), 231-235.
  • Beets, D. , &  Lejuez, P. L. (2000). "Environmental Policy: Corporate Communication of Emission Allowances". Research in Accounting Regulation, 14, 61-80.
  • Beets, D. , &  Souther, C. C. (1999). "Corporate Environmental Reports; The Need for Standards and an Environmental Assurance Service". Accounting Horizons, , 129-145.
  • Beets, D. (1999). "The Vanishing AICPA Code: Past, Present, and Future Significance". Research on Accounting Ethics, 5, 289-325.

  • March 26, 2016 - Controversial author draws protesters at Virginia Tech, The Roanoke Times | more information
  • February 27, 2016 - At UNC, a Drift toward University of Inc., The Charlotte Observer | more information
  • October 16, 2015 - Banking on the Curriculum, Inside Higher Ed | more information