Nicole Forbes Stowell

Nicole Forbes Stowell

Professor of Instruction
Campus: St. Petersburg
Room: LPH 316G
Phone: 727-873-4543

Nicole Stowell is a professor of instruction of business law in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy in St. Petersburg and provides students, through her courses, with essential knowledge about legal issues in business. She has taught at USF since 2005 and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 2001. She is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section.

Both her online undergraduate and graduate courses have been certified by Quality Matters, and her research has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education, the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting and the Drake Law Review, among others. She also the sits on the Advisory Board for the Center of Innovative Teaching and Learning.

Stowell earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law and an MBA from Stetson University.


  • Schmidt, M., N.F. Stowell, C.J. Pacini and G. Patterson. (2021). Senior Financial Exploitation Through Wills, Trusts and Guardianships: Basics, Red Flags, and Prevention Methods. Journal of Financial Crime, ahead of print: 1350790.
  • Stowell, N.F., C. Pacini, M.K. Schmidt, N. Wadlinger and J. Crain. (2020). Investigating Healthcare Fraud: Its Scope, Applicable Laws, and Regulations. William & Mary Business Law Review, 11(2): 479-527.
  • Stowell, N.F., A. Gunn, H. Ambush, R. Mbatu and C. Crampsie. (2020). Implementing a cross-discipline early career faculty learning community: A case study. Journal of Faculty Development, 34(1): 1-7.
  • Schmidt, M.K. and N.F. Stowell (2019). Applying course activities and accessibility standards to online business course design. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 20(Summer): 128-157.
  • Wadlinger, N., C. J. Pacini, N.F. Stowell, W. Hopwood and D. Sinclair. (2018). Domestic asset tracing and recovery of hidden assets and the spoils of financial crime. St. Mary's Law Journal, 49(3): 608-663.

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  • Schmidt, M.K., N.F. Stowell and N. Wadlinger. (2018). Healthcare fraud under the microscope: Improving its prevention. Journal of Financial Crime, 25(4): 1039-1061.
  • Schmidt, M.K. and N.F. Stowell. (2018). There is no free lunch: Understanding and preventing estate planning fraud. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 19: 52-69.
  • Stowell, N.F., D. Sinclair, E. Johanson, C.J. Pacini and G.S. Kearns. (2017). Wills, asset protection trusts, and financial crime. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 9(1): 585-605.
  • Stowell, N.F., E. Johanson and C.J. Pacini. (2017). The use of wills and asset protection trusts in fraud and other financial crimes. Drake Law Review, 65(2): 509-554.
  • Schmidt, M.K. and N.F. Stowell. (2017). Certifying business courses through Quality Matters. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 18: 122-142.
  • Schmidt, M.K. and N.F. Stowell (2016). An analysis of mortgage fraud and its solutions. Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, XLIII(1): 75-101.
  • Kmetz, K., C. Frechette, L. Dukes, N.F. Stowell and N. Topping. (2016). Closed captioning matters: Examining the value of closed captions for all students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 29(3): 231-238.
  • Stowell, N.F., C.J. Pacini, M.K. Schmidt and K. Keller. (2014). Mortgage Fraud: Schemes, red flags, and responses. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 6(2): 225-259.
  • Barker, K. and N.F. Stowell. (2012). Protecting CPAs and their clients from estate planning fraud. Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business, 4(1): 25-40.
  • Fellows, J.A., N.F. Stowell and K. Barker-Cagwin. (2012). Mortgage fraud: Current trends and issues. Real Estate Issues, 37(2&3): 42-50.
  • Stowell, N.F. and K. Barker. (2011). Fraud, fraud, fraud: Mortgage fraud and bankruptcy fraud. Real Estate Review, 40(2): 47-62.
  • Barker, K., Stowell, N.F., Polansky, C. & Kieffer, D. (2010). The bankruptcy reform act and bankrupty fraud: Implications and opportunities for CPAs. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 2(3): 75-94.