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Lynn Comer Jones

Associate Professor of Accounting

Lynn Comer Jones


B.A., St. Andrews University (NC)
M.Acc., University of Georgia
M.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Georgia State University


Dr. Jones’ professional experience includes Big 4 public accounting, Fortune 500 financial services, and owner of a sole proprietorship.  She completed her Ph.D. at Georgia State University; M.S. in Accounting (Taxation) at Appalachian State University; M.Acc. (Audit and Systems) at the University of Georgia; and B.A. (Cum Laude) in Economics at St. Andrews University (NC).

Her research interests include taxpayer equity, tax policy, and income shifting.  Dr. Jones has published in The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Legal Tax Research, Issues in Accounting Education, and others; and has reviewed for multiple academic journals and conferences.  She is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the AAA’s Diversity Section, and the AAA’s American Tax Association (ATA).  She currently serves as ATA Secretary and has served as an ATA Trustee.
Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Dr. Jones served as a guest lecturer in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business.  For over a decade, she served on the University of North Florida’s (UNF) Coggin College of Business faculty and as the Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment and Continuous Improvement.  Dr. Jones was active in Coggin’s study abroad programs and received a UNF Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant.  She was a multiple-time finalist for various UNF teaching awards.  She most recently served on faculty and as Accounting Department Head in Valdosta State University’s (VSU) Langdale College of Business, and was awarded a VSU Faculty Research Seed Grant.

Dr. Jones’ community engagement includes service as an advisory member to a local church’s Finance Committee and as UNF faculty liaison for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.  She taught CPA Continuing Professional Education at UNF, and local chapters of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the GA Society of CPAs.  In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys singing, reading, and traveling.

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