Cal Christian, PhD, CPA, is a Professor of Accounting at ECU teaching both International Accounting and Accounting for Decision Makers. Cal earned his BAccy from The University of Mississippi and his PhD from Florida State University. Cal is a registered CPA in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi and has over 10 years of experience in both the public accounting profession with the former international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney in Houston, TX and Jackson, MS, and in industry with LDDS (the predecessor to WorldCom) and the Oxford, MS Law Firm of Holcomb, Dunbar.
Cal also serves the University as the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. This is a Chancellor appointed position as the ECU representative to the NCAA for all academic issues related to the student-athlete. Cal also serves as a faculty senator and a member of the University Athletic Committee.
Cal also teaches continuing education classes for the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA), the AICPA, CPA firms and publicly traded companies such as AIG, Credit Suisse, The Hearst Corp., and Lowe’s Corporation. Cal has been recognized as a NCACPA Outstanding Chapter Speaker and in 2007, East Carolina University awarded Cal the UNC Board of Governor’s Outstanding Teaching Award. Cal has recently been appointed to a three year term on The NCACPA’s Board of Directors, and has served as President of the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, NC.
Cal’s research interests are in the area of financial accounting (specifically, the relationship between accounting standards and the capital markets) and ethical behavior within the accounting profession.