Patrick Wheeler

Patrick Wheeler

Associate Professor
Room: BSN 3510
Phone: (813) 974-2029

Patrick Wheeler is an associate professor teaching graduate courses in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy.  He also serves as the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy PhD Committee Chair. 

More than 20 of his papers have been published in scholarly journals, such as The Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and the Journal of Information Systems. He also served as a co-author on the ninth edition of Accounting Information Systems. Wheeler, a licensed CPA, serves as a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as an editorial board member or ad hoc reviewer for numerous publications. He was a member of USF's faculty from 1999 to 2002, and was an associate professor at the University of Missouri for 10 years where he served as the CBIZ/MHM endowed scholar. He returned to USF in 2012.

He earned a PhD in accountancy from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.


  • ACG 3401 - Accounting Information Systems
  • GEB 7982 - Research and Writing Skills (DBA Program)
  • ACG 7936 - Research Methods PhD Seminar
  • ACG 7536 - Managerial Accounting PhD Seminar
  • ACG 6457 - Accounting Systems Audit, Controls and Security

Recent Research

  • Arunachalam, V., G. Beck, M. Farkas & P. Wheeler., (2019), “Decision-Aids for Non-Expert Decision Makers: An Experimental Investigation of Performance and Learning,” Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, forthcoming.
  • Arunachalam, V., C. Chan, J. Prather-Kinsey & P. Wheeler, (2018), “Multinational Managers' Perceptions of How Culture and MCS Affects Firm Performance,” Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies 11: 1-26.
  • Murthy, U.S. and Wheeler, P.R., (2018), “The Effects of Decision-Aid Design on Auditor Performance in Internal Control Evaluation Tasks,” Journal of Information Systems 32(2): 95-113.
  • Gelinas, U., R. Dull,. P. Wheeler, (2017), "Cengage Learning," Accounting Information Systems, 11th edition.
  • Beck, Grant, R. Limor, V. Arunachalam and P. Wheeler, (2014), "The Effect of Changes in Decision Aid Bias on Learning: Evidence of Functional Fixation," Journal of Information Systems 28(1): 19-42.


  • Chair and coordinator, Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy PhD Committee, 2012-present
  • Chair, Muma College of Business Doctoral Program, 2012-present
  • Member, Globalization Task Force, 2012-present
  • Member, American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants