Kevin James earned his B.B.A. in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and worked four years as a financial statement auditor with Price Waterhouse before obtaining an M.B.A. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and joined the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. James served as department chair for Accounting and Finance at A&T since July 2010. He is an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant and serves actively with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants . Dr. James has published numerous articles on professional accounting and diversity issues.