David Ritter Profile

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Dr. David Ritter

  • Department: Accounting, Finance & Economics
  • Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Room: FH-323C

David Ritter is a tenured Associate Professor of Accounting.

He earned a D.B.A. from Louisiana Tech U. with a concentration in accounting and minors in management and quantitative analysis, a J.D. from Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law, a M.B.A from Louisiana Tech U., and a BS from Sul Ross State University. He also completed Air War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Air Command and Staff College, various service and business schools and attended quality management training taught by W. Edwards Deming. He was employed at TAMUCT in 2009.

He served his country first as an enlisted member of the US Army, and then as an officer in the United States Air Force, Ohio National Guard, and the Air Force Reserves retiring as a Colonel. He was a Distinguished Graduate from Officer Training School and attended pilot training and completed transition to fighters. He commanded a Fighter Training School, a Tactical Fighter Squadron, a Combat Support Squadron and a Combat Support Group.

He had a successful Certified Public Accounting practice, specializing in small business advisory services and taxation, a successful law practice, specializing in estate planning, business, and international business, and is currently licensed as an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Since joining the faculty at TAMUCT he has published 12 articles in peer reviewed journals and made 14 presentations to peer reviewed conferences. Unlike most of his colleagues and due to his degrees, having taught every class offered in undergraduate accounting and most graduate accounting courses, licenses, and wide knowledge of business and tax planning, he publishes in many different areas.

He has decided to help his students publish and his last 5 publications were co-authored with students and two articles, co-authored with a student, have been submitted for publication consideration. This enriches the student's learning experience and enhances his class presentation.

Areas of professional expertise: Management Services.