Wake Forest University has named Jack E. Wilkerson Jr. the dean of the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.
Wilkerson’s new appointment is effective July 1. He has been the Calloway school’s acting dean since last August.
Wilkerson, who joined Calloway’s faculty in 1989, is a professor of accounting with a specialization in corporate financial reporting. At the Wake Forest business school, he has coordinated the accounting program and chaired a committee that developed the school’s five-year program in which students earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting.
Almost 400 students enroll in the Calloway school each year. In addition to the five-year accounting program, Calloway offers bachelor’s degrees in business, analytical finance, and mathematical business. This year, about 174 students earned a degree from the Calloway school.
Wilkerson has received the Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life and the Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. He also chaired Wake Forest’s Committee on Student Life for several years.
He has published articles in numerous publications and academic journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research and Advances in Accounting. In addition, he has written for Issues in Accounting Education and serves on its editorial board. His professional activities include the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Before joining Wake Forest, Wilkerson was an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. Wilkerson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Bob Jones University and a doctorate in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.