Karl Putnam

Dr. Karl Putnam

Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting and Information Systems Department
College Of Business Administration Rm. 254
(915) 747-7740


Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Government/Not For Profit Accounting, Investments


Karl Putnam is an Associate Professor in the Accounting and Information Systems Department. He has taught courses in financial, managerial and governmental/not-for-profit accounting at the undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. levels. He was chair of the dissertation committee of the first UTEP Ph.D. graduate with concentration in Accounting, who received his degree in 2009. He has authored or co-authored over 50 articles for academic and professional journals, including Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, International Journal of Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, Ohio CPA Journal, International Tax Journal, Taxes - The Tax Magazine, Tax Executive, Tax Notes, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and Government Accountants Journal. Additionally, he has authored or coauthored over 20 presentations at academic conferences such as annual meetings of the American Accounting Association. He has a special interest in the CPA exam and has authored or coauthored questions for use on the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) exams. He has a BBA in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and Ph.D. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Texas Society of CPAs.


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