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Jon Perkins

Title: Associate Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting

Office: 3286 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-1370


Professor Perkins joined the faculty at Iowa State University in August 2009. His research interests include corporate social responsibility and integrated reporting as well as the strategic behavior of accounting professionals in response to features of their decision-making environment; he has published his research in premier accounting and psychology journals. Jon teaches courses in taxation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the undergraduate capstone course and has been a faculty member for the AICPA National Tax Education Program. He has earned Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificates in Iowa and Missouri as well as Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certificates in addition to being a licensed attorney in Missouri. Jon is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, the European Accounting Association, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Missouri Bar. He is a former Editor for Issues in Accounting Education and has reviewed manuscripts for numerous journals, including Accounting and the Public Interest, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, The International Journal of Accounting, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.

Academic History

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Accountancy, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance & Banking, Economics, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1991

Academic Work Experience

Associate Professor
Iowa State University
2016 -

Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
2009 - 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2007 - 2009

Assistant Professor
Florida State University
2003 - 2007

Visiting Lecturer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2002 - 2003

Teaching Assistant
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1996 - 2002


  • Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure, Assurance, and Taxation
  • Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Certified Management Accountant (Certificate #26542)
Certified Public Accountant (Iowa) (Certificate #O12829)
Certified Public Accountant (Missouri) (Certificate #16528)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (Certificate #110048518)
The Missouri Bar (Attorney #42751)