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Adam Du Pon

Ph.D. Student


Financial/Managerial Archival

Began Ph.D. Program



Adam is a fourth-year accounting doctoral student in the Pamplin College of Business where he focuses on empirical financial & managerial research.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) and a master’s degree in accounting in 2008 and 2009, respectively.  He anticipates graduating from Virginia Tech with his PhD in May 2021.

Adam is passionate about identifying and executing research ideas that hold relevance for decision makers in identifying prospects that will drive multi-generational prosperity.  His research interests include financial reporting fraud, corporate governance, managerial incentives, information environments, and capital projects.  He is a CMA and worked for eight years in the gold mining and automotive manufacturing industries as a management accountant prior to beginning his PhD program.  His roles included staff accountant and cost accounting supervisor at Barrick Gold, senior financial analyst at Rio Tinto, and senior cost accounting supervisor at ZF Friedrichshafen. With teaching interests in Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, and Accounting Analytics, Adam hopes his research throughout his professorial career will help shape future business leaders’ accounting knowledge into increasingly potent analytical tools for achieving ethical long-term economic benefits.