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Donald R. Compton

Professor of Practice
3017 Pamplin (0101)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


M.S.  Virginia Tech




Professor Compton has a 33-year career in Pubic Accounting including 20 years as a Partner working in all aspects of taxation including compliance, planning and research, and the auditing and accounting for income taxes on financial statements.  Professor Compton has extensive international tax experiences including living and working in Russia, China, and Switzerland for a combined 9 years.  Professor Compton is a licensed CPA for North Carolina. 

Professor Compton teaches Careers in Accounting--a one hour introductory course, and both undergraduate tax classes, Individual Taxation for Finance majors pursuing the Certified Financial Planning route, and graduate-level tax classes including Multi-jurisdictional Tax Concepts.