James P. Reburn
Professor of Accounting
Brock School of Business
Department of Accounting
301 F Cooney Hall

Dr. James P. Reburn is a Professor of Accounting for the Brock School of Business at Samford University.  At the Brock School he has previously served administratively as department chair, associate dean and acting dean.

Jim received his doctorate in Accountancy from Louisiana Tech University.  He earned is MAcc. and B.S. in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Prior to joining the faculty at Samford University, Jim taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a permit to practice in the State of Alabama.  He is a member of several professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, and Alabama Society of CPAs.

Jim's teaching interests are primarily in the area of financial accounting and reporting.  In addition, he has taught in the areas of accounting information systems as well as Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting.

His research interests are focused on the economic consequences of accounting standard setting.  He is the author of several articles appearing in national and international publications including the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Financial Research, Advances in Accounting, Bank Accounting& Finance and Journal of Learning in Higher Education. 

Dr. Reburn and his wife Vicky live in Hoover and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D, Accountancy
  • MAcc, Accountancy
  • B.S., Accountancy


  • Financial Accounting; Accounting Education; General Banking Issues; Financial Reporting; Stock Ownership Reporting and Nonprofit Management


  • Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
  • Journal of Financial Research
  • Advances in Accounting
  • Bank Accounting & Finance
  • Journal of Learning in Higher Education