Tom Adams, 2016
University of Connecticut


Tom Adams, a Fox School of Business PhD candidate in the Accounting department, recently accepted a position at the University of Connecticut where he will be teaching Managerial Accounting. He is an ADS Program Scholar (funded by the AICPA).

Before joining Fox, Adams worked as an auditor and senior financial analyst in the Philadelphia area, which sparked an interest in learning more about audit research. After a positive experience at La Salle University as an undergraduate, Adams started at the Fox School of Business in the fall of 2011. He noted that the opportunity to work with his two dissertation co-chairs, Dr. Jagan Krishnan and Dr. Jayanthi Krishnan, compelled him to choose Temple to pursue his PhD, saying “if you are interested in audit research, there is no better place to learn about it than here at the Fox School of Business.”

Under their mentorship, Adams feels he has gained invaluable experience through both his research and rigorous coursework in the Fox PhD program. He speaks fondly of his collaborations with both faculty and students across departments. Of his co-chairs, he says, “they have invested so much time in mentoring me during my time at Fox and I feel confident that I am very well prepared to begin my career.”