Faculty Profile

Dr. Thomas Seiler is the Dean of the College of Business and a professor and Chair of the Master of Science in Accounting. In addition to education, Tom has enjoyed careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, and law.

Dr. Seiler has more than 24 years of significant accounting experience. As a public accountant, he worked for both Arthur Andersen in Columbus, Ohio and Coopers and Lybrand (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Ft. Myers, Florida.  He has audited business entities in various industries including natural gas distribution, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, retail, and local governmental entities. As a corporate accountant, he managed financial operations for the Legal Division of Bank One Corporation (Currently JPMorgan Chase) consisting of approximately 450 employees spread across 14 states.

Dr. Seiler has more than six years of significant law experience. As an attorney, he practiced law for Bank One Corporation (currently JPMorgan Chase) in the areas of commercial real estate, procurement of goods and services, technology, retail banking, and intellectual property. In addition, he served as general counsel for an Internet-only bank – Wingspanbank.com.

Dr. Seiler has served as President of Faculty Senate, as a member of the Assessment Committee and Instructional Professional Development Committee, and Chair of the Policy Review Committee at Franklin University.

Dr. Seiler is a member of the Board of Trustees and past Board Chair and President of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He also serves as Vice Chair of the Regional Conference Committee of the IIA’s North American Board.  Other community service includes service on the Ohio Society of CPA’s Ohio CPA Foundations Committee and the Central Ohio Student Scholarship Committee, as a member of the conference planning committee for the annual Ohio Trends in Fraud Conference, and as an instructor for Junior Achievement.  Additionally, in November 2008, he served as Chair of a large two and one-half day Institute of Internal Auditors regional conference.

Dr. Seiler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in accounting from Capital University (Bexley, Ohio), Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School (Columbus, Ohio), and a Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Argosy University (Sarasota, FL). He is an Ohio registered Certified Public Accountant and was previously licensed to practice law in Ohio.

  • Courses that I Oversee

    ACCT 710: Introduction to Research in Accounting

    ACCT 715: Financial Accounting Theory

    ACCT 725: Management Control Processes and Systems

    ACCT 731: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

    ACCT 733: Advanced Auditing and Data Mining Techniques

    ACCT 795: Accounting Research Seminar

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  • Research Interests


    Risk Management

    Emotional Intelligence

    Organizational Development

    Financial Accounting Theory

    Fraud/Forensic Accounting

    Internal Audit/External Audit