Kelly L. Williams

Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

Kelly L. Williams is an associate professor of accounting at the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. in accounting, with a minor in Management Information Systems, at the University of Mississippi. She received both her M.B.A. and B.S.A. from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Also a C.P.A., she previously worked in public accounting, specializing in automobile dealerships, and private accounting, specializing in risk and insurance. She has held instructor and lead instructor positions for Becker Professional Education.

Williams is a co-author for the Technology Q&A column of Journal of Accountancy. She has published in other journals such as Issues in Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. She has won the Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards and the 2019 Barbara D. Merino Award for Excellence in History Publication for her book William A. Paton: A Study of His Accounting Thought.

Williams is passionate about teaching and her students. Currently, she teaches Accounting Information Systems, Principles of Accounting, and Accounting Information for Managers for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. In addition to her other service activities, she is proud to serve as faculty advisor for the National Association of Black Accountants.