Director, Management PhD Program
Work Phone: 575.646.1422
Building and Room Number: GU 206
About William Smith
Ph.D., New Mexico State University; CPA, Licensed State of New Mexico; CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant)
Research interests: Organizational structures, Firm performance, Strategy, Critical theory, Financial analysis.
Professor Smith transferred from the Department of Accounting & Information Systems to the Department of Management where he started teaching in August 2013. He became director of the management Ph.D. program in July 2015.
Dr. Smith has held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico, Troy University, NMSU Dona Ana Branch Community College, and has been a visiting professor at Université Jean Moulin Lyon in Lyon, France. In addition, he has taught numerous Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses to CPAs and business professionals throughout his professional career. He has been recognized as an outstanding educator, winning such awards as the NMSU Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the New Mexico Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator.
William L. Smith has been a licensed CPA for over 25 years. His public accounting background includes KPMG, Collins Forbes & Company as well as his own accounting firm. Dr. Smith is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and remains active as a business consultant. He brings his many years of experience to both his research and the classroom where deconstruction of the financial information of an organization is critical in strategic management.
Professor Smith’s research has appeared in journals such as Organizational Research Methods, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Journal of Accounting and Finance, Behaviour & Information Technology, and Recherches en Sciences de Gestion – Management Sciences. In addition to his many conference presentations and other publications, he also has published scholarly book chapters that integrate both management and accounting research.
Dr. Smith holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from NMSU in 2004. He has been an active member of the New Mexico Society of CPAs (NMSCPAs), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Academy of Management (AOM), and is a Gold Card Member of Starbucks.