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Memoir

James E. Wheeler
Regents' Proceedings 175

James E. Wheeler, professor of accounting in the School of Business Administration, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1998.

Professor Wheeler received his B.B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University in 1958 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois in 1962 and 1969, respectively. From 1970-71, he was a visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan, and from 1971-72, he was on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. Professor Wheeler joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1972 as an associate professor of accounting and was promoted to professor in 1975. In 1986-87, he was a professor in residence with the international branch of the Internal Revenue Service.

Professor Wheeler is nationally known for his research and presentations in the areas of accounting for corporate income taxes, international taxation, and tax policy issues. He has played a major role in the American Taxation Association, serving on committees, as trustee, and as president. He has worked closely with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on tax policy issues and on the CPA examination.

The author of the textbook, Advanced Accounting: A Professional Approach, Professor Wheeler brought his real-world expertise into the classroom to the benefit of hundreds of students over the years. He has been a mainstay of the accounting department, teaching taxation and advanced financial accounting. Professor Wheeler's blend of academic research, practical and applied expertise, and dedicated teaching have served as an example to generations of junior faculty and students alike. His contributions are well noted and greatly appreciated.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming James E. Wheeler professor emeritus of accounting.