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Richard Jenson

Richard Jenson

Departments: School of Accountancy
Location:  Business 804
Office Phone:  435.797.2335
Fax:  435.797.1475


Ph. D., Accounting, University of Utah, 1988
BA, Accounting, Weber State University, 1977


Richard L. Jenson joined the USU accounting faculty in 1987. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Prior to his doctoral program, he spent six years with the public accounting firm Wiggins & Company and one year with Intermountain Health Care. He is a certified public accountant (Utah) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the Decision Sciences Institute. He is a former president of the Western Decision Sciences Institute and has served as associate program chair for the Decision Sciences Institute. Dr. Jenson teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in the area of accounting information systems. His information systems consulting focuses on conference management systems.  He presently is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Management. Dr. Jenson received the Western Decision Sciences Institute Distinguished Service Award in 2004.  In 2002 he was named the ATK Thiokol Professor, inducted into the Utah State University Old Main Society, and appointed as head of the School of Accountancy. He received the Decision Sciences Institute Special Service Award in 2000. In 1997, Dr. Jenson was awarded the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.  


Graduate Mentor of the Year - 2010

Research Area(s)

Business intelligence, enterprise systems, lean accounting, and small-footprint databases.

Name Title Phone Location Email
Brown, Anna Assistant Professor 435.797.2993 Business 808
Doyle, Jeffrey George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research, Professor 435.797.2882 Business 814
Grange, Vance Associate Professor
FPA advisor
435.797.2702 Business 805
Hunt, Rhett Lecturer 435.722.1767 UMC 5035
Jenson, Richard Professor 435.797.2335 Business 804
Mosman, Carol Staff Assistant 435.797.2334 Business 815
Nixon, J. Scott Adjunct Professor 801.560.9434
Olsen, Kari Assistant Professor 435.797.2331 Business 810
Olson, Adam Assistant Professor 435.797.5779 Business 802
Price, Richard Assistant Professor 435.797.8352 Business 812
Rasmussen, Teri Assistant to the Department Head 435.797.2330 Business 815
Shuman, Frank Principal Lecturer
IMA advisor
435.797.2339 Business 807
Simon, Chad Assistant Professor 435.797.9055 Business 806
Skousen, Chris Associate Department Head and Associate Professor 435.797.2429 Business 815
Stephens, Nate Associate Professor 435.797.8016 Business 803
Villarreal, Bonnie Lecturer, MAcc Director & Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi Advisor 435.797.3958 Business 816
Walther, Larry Department Head, and EY Professor 435.797.8697 Business 818