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William Quilliam, Ph.D.

Accounting Department Chair

Associate Professor of Accounting

MAcc Program Director


My teaching philosophy centers on the fact that I teach students how to learn. Specific facts will change during their careers, so I prepare them for a lifetime of continual learning. My classes at Florida Southern feature a lively atmosphere of discussion and engaged learning. I also foster student interaction with the accounting profession through my involvement with professional organizations such as the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

-William Quilliam, Ph.D.

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Dr. Quilliam came to Florida Southern in 2010. He has taught accounting since 1986, including positions at the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the University of South Florida. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Quilliam was an auditor for Ernst and Young. He earned his Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Florida. At Florida Southern, Dr. Quilliam teaches courses in financial accounting, cost/managerial accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems. He directs Florida Southern's CPA review program and serves on the college audit committee. Dr. Quilliam is very active with the Florida Institute of CPAs and serves on its board of governors. He has published numerous articles and serves on an editorial committee.


Ph.D., Accounting, University of Florida M.S., B.S.B.A.,  Accounting, University of Central Florida


2011 Florida Institute of CPAs' (FICPA) Outstanding Educator


Report to Undergo Major Changes" (with Terry Engle), Florida CPA Today, (May/June 2012). Alternative Certifications for Accountants (with Lynn Clements), Florida CPA Today, (September/October 2011). CPA Examination Undergoes Major Content Changes (with Lynn Clements), Florida CPA Today (July/August 2011).