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Ara Volkan Profile

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Volkan, Ara (Ph.D., CPA)

Program Coordinator/Professor
Department of Accounting

LH 2302
Financial, Managerial, International, & Governmental/Nonprofit Accounting

Dr. Volkan joined the FGCU faculty in August 2004 as Eminent Scholar and Moorings Park Chair of Managerial Accounting. During 2006 – 2014, he served as the Chair of the Accounting Department, the Associate Dean of the Lutgert College of Business, and Interim Dean. He holds a CPA certificate in Florida (1989). Following his teaching engagements at Syracuse University (1979-1985) and at University of South Alabama (1986-1989), Dr. Volkan chaired the Accounting and Finance Department at University of West Georgia (1989-2003). Prior to joining the faculty at FGCU, he was Interim Dean at the Richards College of Business at West Georgia (2003-2004) and directed the Banking and Finance in New York and London Program (1991 – 2003). He was accreditation team member for the AACSB processes. In addition, he was SACS accreditation director at U. of West Georgia (2000-2004). He is a member of the FICPA and AAA, as well as BAP and BGS.

Dr. Volkan published articles in economic consequences of accounting standards, impact of accounting information on management and investment behavior, and the use of accounting information in setting economic and tax policy. His articles appear in academic and professional accounting journals and in other publication outlets. He is a member of the Moorings Park, Inc. Board of Directors, Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee. He has been recognized for his outstanding teaching at Syracuse University and University of West Georgia. The local chapters of the IMA and state CPA societies, along with several student associations at Syracuse, NY; Mobile, AL; and Carrollton, GA have recognized him for outstanding service.

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