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Dr. Adel Novin

Professor of Accounting

Office: Clayton Hall T254
Accounting, Economics, and Finance
College of Business


Adel Novin is a tenured Professor of Accounting at Clayton State University. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Georgia, his MBA in Finance and Insurance from Indiana University at Bloomington, and his BS in Insurance from Tehran College of Insurance. With wide-range of research interests, he has published articles in many journals, including Issues in Accounting Education, Management Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, The International Journal of Accounting, Internal Auditor, Journal of Education for Business, National Public Accountant, the Ohio CPA Journal, Accounting Research Journal (Australia), and International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation. Adel's publications are cited in journal articles, textbooks, and doctoral dissertations. He has presented papers in over sixty international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, Adel has been the recipient of several college awards at Clayton State University: including, Teacher of the Year, Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Outstanding Service, and a nomination from the College of Business for the university wide “Smith award".


Ph D, Business Administration, Major: Accounting, The University of Georgia, 1982

MBA, Finance and Insurance, Indiana University, 1976

BS, Insurance, Tehran College of Insurance, 1974

Intellectual Contributions

Adel M Novin, Peachtree vs. QuickBooks: The students' point of view, Business Education Forum – December 2009

Adel M Novin, D Fetyko, J Tucker, Perceptions of accounting educators and public accounting practitioners on the composition of 150-hour accounting programs: A comparison, Issues In Accounting Education – October 1997

P Akathaporn, M J Abdolmohammadi, Adel M Novin, Accounting education and practice in Thailand: Perceived problems and effectiveness of enhancement strategies, International Journal Of Accounting – 1993

Adel M Novin, M Pearson, Educating internal auditors, Internal Auditor – December 1994

Adel M Novin, Lari Arjomand, Louis Jourdan, An Investigation into the preferred learning styles of accounting, management, marketing, and general business majors, Teaching & Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry & Reflective Practice – 2003

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, Beta Gamma Sigma and Awards Committee, Committee Member –  January 2013 to July 2020

University, The Smith Award Committee, Committee Member –  August 1 2017 to Present