Jay Wright

Part-time Professor of Accounting


M.S., Accountancy, Liberty University
M.B.A., Old Dominion University


Jay E. Wright, CPA, CFE, is a seasoned accounting and finance professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. He has worked as a senior level accounting manager in both for-profit and not-for-profit facilities and consults with other clients on the development and management of their accounting systems. He entered the educational field full-time in 2005 and has extensive experience working with a diverse group of students in a traditional classroom setting, as well as in an online environment. He has completed course designs for online programs and also serves as a textbook reviewer for accounting publications. Wright is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and is nationally accredited as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Over the last 10 years, Jay completed a Masters of Accountancy degree at Liberty University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree with Old Dominion University. He is nearing completion of a Ph.D. degree with a specialization in accounting and healthcare finance. Research-wise, he has a strong interest in the relationships that exist within various types of entities and their propensity to engage in fraudulent accounting activities. He is an avid college sports fan and enjoys being outside as much as possible. He serves his church family of 50 years as a musician and a teacher.

Department: Business

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