David Wiest Visiting Associate Professor of Accounting

David Wiest

Huntley 104
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Wiest has taught at W&L from 1981-1984, in 1987-1988, from 1997-1999, and since 2008. Between visits to Lexington, he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Bentley University, the University of Hartford, and Merrimack College.

His primary research areas include the economics of auditing, accounting and auditing regulation, and continuous reporting and auditing. He has published articles in the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, and Managerial Finance.

His teaching interests lie primarily in financial accounting including a Spring Term course focused on derivatives, derivative accounting, and the causes of the financial meltdown of 2008.

When in Lexington Professor Wiest sings with several choruses, including the University Men's Glee Club, the Rockbridge Choral Society, the Rockbridge Choral Society Chamber Singers, and the High Wheelers barber shop chorus. From 2008 to 2010 Professor Wiest served as Treasurer of the Healthy Foods Coop in Lexington.


Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1992)

M.S., Accounting, University of Virginia (1982)

B.A., Psychology, Williams College (1975)


Economics of auditing, accounting and auditing regulation, and continuous reporting and auditing.


Undergraduate: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Financial Accounting, Financial Statements Analysis Accounting and Corporate Financial Distress, Introductory and Advanced Managerial Accounting, Federal Taxation, and Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting.

Graduate: Accounting for Decision Making/Accounting Concepts (MBA Core), Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Intermediate Financial Accounting