David DeBoskey

David DeBoskey


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Fowler College of Business
Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy,Sports MBA Program

San Diego

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David G. DeBoskey is a Professor in the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy and served as the KPMG Faculty Fellow from 2011-2012. Since joining the College of Business Administration faculty in 2006, he has taught upper-division undergraduate accounting courses for the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy and specialized graduate MBA courses in the Sports and Executive MBA programs at SDSU. Currently, he is the lead professor for Accounting 201, a required business course for all business students. Each year he coordinates over 23 sections in both face to face and online modalities. 

Dr. DeBoskey’s main research interests are in the areas of information risk, disclosure, cost of capital, corporate governance, auditor specialization, and executive pedagogy; he has additional interest in executive education, specifically examining the impact of accounting education in international executive instruction. His expertise in these areas has made him a requested speaker at top-tier conferences and has positioned him as an authority on executive compensation to the national media: His quotes and analysis have been widely cited in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, LA Times, USA Today and Dow Jones.

A seasoned business executive, Professor DeBoskey brings real-word experience into the classroom. Prior to coming to SDSU, he served in various financial and managerial executive positions for both public and private companies. His extensive experience encompassed SEC reporting, financial reporting and budgetary oversight, contracting, internal and external audit responsibilities, human resources and information systems, and treasury functions for the healthcare, financial services, and mortgage banking industries located on Wall Street. He has taught accounting and finance courses in Beijing and Shanghai, China, Singapore and for a nationally ranked Executive MBA program for over 10 years.

Dr. DeBoskey served as Faculty Advisor of Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society) from 2006-2015, raising the chapter’s profile by achieving Gold Status and finishing First Place at Regionals’ Best Practice Competition for several years. In 2011, the National organization of BAP honored him with one of its five Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards. From 2015-2018, he served as the Western Region Chapter Advocate of Beta Alpha Psi and the Board of Directors. He also served as VP of Academic Relations for Financial Executive International, San Diego chapter from 2015-2019. He is also the recipient of the Mark Chain Federated Schools of Accountancy Award honorable mention in 2010. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. DeBoskey was selected as the Most Influential Faculty from the Top Graduating Undergraduate Student Luke Mourian and Hamed Hajiha, respectively. In 2015, Dr DeBoskey was chosen for the Teaching Excellence award in the Fowler College of Business. Dr DeBoskey is also a two-time nominee for the Cook Prize—a nationally recognized teaching award sponsored by the American Accounting Association. He also serves the American Accounting Association where he was the President of the Western Region and appointed to serve on the finance and advocacy review committees. 

His articles have been published in various high impact peer-reviewed academic journals, including The Journal of Banking & Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Global Finance Journal, Research in Accounting Regulation,  Asian Review of Accounting, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Business and Accounting. Dr DeBoskey is also well published in high circulation applied journals, including The CPA Journal, Valuation Strategies, Practical Tax Strategies and Journal of Real Estate Taxation.

He received his Ph.D. in accounting from Rutgers University, where he also completed his Masters in Business Administration.