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Professional Biography

Donald Morris

Don Morris is Professor Emeritus of Accountancy at the University of Illinois Springfield. His career has been divided between his CPA practice and teaching. His twenty-five year teaching career began at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois (1972–1979) while completing his PhD in philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. There he taught philosophy, ethics, and logic including extension classes at the United States Penitentiary at Marion Illinois. From 1980 to 1997 he worked as Certified Public Accountant in the Chicago area, including ten years as owner of a CPA practice specializing in tax planning and compliance for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In 1997 he sold his CPA practice and returned to the classroom teaching courses in taxation, accounting, fraud examination, and business ethics at Eastern New Mexico University until 2006 and then at the University of Illinois Springfield until 2014. 
Morris has published five books and numerous articles in philosophy, business ethics, taxation, and utopian studies. He was co-author of the CCH Accounting Desk Book's annual editions from 2005–2015.