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Ara G. Volkan, Ph.D.

Ara G. Volkan, Ph.D., CPAEminent Scholar and Moorings Park Chair in Managerial Accounting
Phone: (239) 590-7380
E-Mail: avolkan@fgcu.edu
Office: Lutgert Hall 3316

Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Alabama (1979)

Dr. Volkan's Vita

Dr. Volkan joined the FGCU faculty in August 2004 as Eminent Scholar and Moorings Park Chair of Managerial Accounting. He served for the past eight years as the Chair of the Accounting Department, the Associate Dean of the Lutgert College of Business, and Interim Dean. He received his doctorate in accounting from the University of Alabama in 1979. 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).


In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Volkan is a member of the Moorings Park, Inc. Board of Directors, member of the Finance, and Chair of the Audit Committee. He was accreditation team member for the AACSB processes. In addition, he was SACS accreditation director at U. of West Georgia (2000-2004).


Dr. Volkan is a member of the AICPA, FICPA, IMA, AAA, as well as other academic and professional organizations. He has been recognized for his outstanding teaching at Syracuse and West Georgia. Also, 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. He serves as reviewer for several journals. He published numerous articles in academic and professional accounting journals and in other publication outlets.

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