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, S. D. , &  Beets, M. G. (Forthcoming). AN ABSENCE OF TRANSPARENCY: THE CHARITABLE AND POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF CORPORATIONS. Journal of Business Ethics. | more information
  • 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. Corpo

  • 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