Luke Richardson

Luke Richardson

Associate Professor of Instruction and Kerkering Barberio Fellow
Room: BSN 3304
Phone: (813) 974-6534

Luke Richardson is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy teaching courses in taxation of individuals and business entities. He is a past recipient of the Advisory Council's Outstanding Teaching Award and serves as the faculty adviser for the accounting internship course.

Richardson, a licensed CPA in Florida, worked with Deloitte prior to taking his position at the university. He also serves as a business consultant with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Richardson has been featured as a tax expert in several media outlets, including FOX 13 WTVT, ABC Action News WFTS, NBC News Channel 8 WFLA, CBS Channel 10 WTSP, Spectrum News Bay News 9, WalletHub and The Penny Hoarder.

Richardson completed bachelor's and graduate degrees in accountancy at the University of South Florida and a juris doctorate at the Stetson University College of Law.


  • ACG 4940 - Accounting Internship
  • TAX 4001 - Concepts of Federal Income Taxation
  • TAX 5015 - Federal Taxation of Business Entities
  • TAX 6134 - Advanced Corporate Tax


  • Coauthored book chapter in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 8th ed. (a publication of the American Bar Association (ABA)) (2021)
  • McKinley, J. and L. Richardson, (July 2020), "A Simple Fix to the “Retail Glitch”", TAX STRINGER (a publication of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA))
  • McKinley, J., L. Richardson and J. Lee, (September 2020), "The new charitable deduction for nonitemizers" Journal of Accountancy. Article can be found here.
  • McKinley, J., M. Geiszler, and L. Richardson, (2018), "To Deduct or Not Deduct: 'Qualified Performing Artists’," 161 Tax Notes 185.
  • McKinley, J, M. Geiszler, and L. Richardson, (2018), "New Form May Simplify Tax Compliance for Seniors" AICPA The Tax Adviser: Tax Insider 


  • Chair, FICPA Federal Taxation Committee (2021)
  • Member, USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy Scholarship Committee (2015–present)
  • Faculty liaison, IRS VITA Program (2015–present)
  • Member, FICPA Federal Taxation Committee (2016, 2018–present)
  • Member, FICPA USF Accounting Conference Committee (2016–present)
  • Faculty adviser, USF Honors College Thesis (2016–present)
  • Treasurer and board member, Hope Street of Tampa, [a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization] (2015–2017)