Lowell S. Broom

Chair, Dept of Accounting & Information Systems


Contact Information

Email: lbroom@samford.edu
Phone: 726-4635
Office: Dwight Beeson Hall

Biographical Information


Lowell Broom joins Samford University’s Brock School of Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Associate Dean of UAB’s Business School. At the Brock School of Business he will oversee the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems.

Lowell brings a wealth of experience to the students at the Brock School of Business. Early in his career he was a part of the Professional Audit Staff at Ernst & Young in Jackson, Miss. He began his teaching career at Louisiana Tech University in 1976. Lowell also has served as a consultant to a local housing authority regarding various issues related to proper financial reporting under the requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He also has served as an expert witness in nine litigation cases involving accounting and auditing issues. One of his cases involved securities fraud related to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. He has written or co-written a number of publications on Accounting on topics ranging from the application of generally accepted accounting and auditing standards to ethical conduct to fraud detection.

During the 74 months that Lowell served as associate dean at UAB, he served on a number of university committees and was involved in several initiatives as a representative of the School of Business. During his tenure at UAB he worked extensively on the technology infrastructure of the School of Business. He also re-established the Executive Education Program and developed an International Program in which students studied under the direction of professors in Europe and China.

In 2004, Lowell was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to serve as a technical advisor to the Small Business Committee of the Governor’s Black Belt Action Committee. The committee was responsible for developing and implementing a plan to promote economic growth and improve the quality of life in Alabama’s Black Belt. In 2007, he was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley as the Chair of the Economic Development Committee for Region 3 (Central Alabama) of the Rural Alabama Action Commission. That commission was responsible for implementing economic development opportunities in the rural areas of a seven county in North Central Alabama.

Lowell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Lowell , his wife, Redonda, and his two daughters and a son live in the Birmingham area.