At the age of 34, Dr. Adrian L. Mayse, CPA, has become the youngest tenured associate professor of accounting at Howard University. A native of Byhalia, Mayse received his B.B.A. in finance from the University of Mississippi, and his M.P.A. from JSU in ’07.
Months before starting his doctoral program at Jackson State, Mayse’s brother was killed in an unfortunate car accident. However, instead of giving in to his grief, he soldiered forward and is reaping the rewards of his work.
“I had to depend on a strength that was higher than myself. I have learned how to turn my tragedy into a testimony. So my hope today is to continue to serve students and contribute to the field of accounting and always remember those who have paved the way for me,” he said. “Special thanks to my mentors: Dr. Quinton Booker, Dr. Bobbie Daniels and my partner Duvalier Malone for all of their support.”
Before joining the faculty at Howard University in 2015, Mayse was a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University. His research focuses on the judgment and decision making of auditors and financial statement users concerning audit standard setting and regulation. Additionally, his research appears in the Journal of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business and the Journal of Finance and Accountancy. Mayse also teaches international accounting and accounting information systems and the master of accountancy’s seminar in accounting course. He has taught cost accounting, accounting principles II, and accounting principles I.
He worked for the Mississippi Department of Revenue for three years as a tax auditor. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of CPAs, the Ph.D. Project, and the National Association of Black Accountants.
Mayse said he is looking forward to the next chapter of his career and hopes that his journey inspires others to achieve their dream.