Keith F. Sellers is an Associate Professor of Accountancy at the University of Denver. Prior to joining the University of Denver, Dr. Sellers was the La Grange Eminent Scholar of Business Valuation and Director of the Center for Business Valuation Research and Education at the University of North Alabama. He also previously held the endowed BKD Lectureship at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Sellers has performed extensive research into the determinants of value of closely held companies, as well as the stock market perceptions of employee stock ownership plan sponsorship. Dr. Sellers’ research has been recognized and funded by the Ernst & Young Tax Research Foundation and has been published in numerous professional journals such as the Journal of Accountancy, the Value Examiner, the Business Valuation Review and Valuation Strategies, as well as empirical accounting journals including Accounting Horizons, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, the National Tax Journal, and Research in Accounting Regulation.
Dr. Sellers teaches the concepts and compliance of business valuation in graduate business courses including Business Valuation, Valuation and Modeling, Taxation of Business Entities, Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting Theory. Dr. Sellers received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Tennessee, Master of Taxation from the University of Denver, and received his Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis. Dr. Sellers is a CPA/ABV who has twenty years of business valuation experience and has conducted more than 500 business valuations. He is the founder and president of Financial Valuation Services, Inc., a full service business valuation firm specializing in the valuation of commercial banks, and is co-founder of Derivative Valuation Services, LLC, a software development and consulting company specializing in the valuation of complex employee stock options, stock warrants and other derivative financial instrument s issued by closely held and publicly traded companies.