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John S. Treu, LL.M., J.D., CPA

John S. Treu, LL.M., J.D., CPA

Associate Professor


304-293-6604John.Treu@mail.wvu.edu5113Reynolds Hall View Curriculum Vitae


John S. Treu, LL.M., J.D., CPA

Associate Professor


John Treu is an associate professor of accounting at the Chambers College of Business and Economics. His primary research interests include litigation risk in capital markets, taxation, and regulation. His research has been published in the top journals in accounting and tax law including The Accounting Review, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and the Florida Tax Review. He has been quoted by Forbes, Bloomberg BNA,, and Accounting Today as an authority on the topics of taxation and securities regulation in capital markets.

Dr. Treu's research has been presented at several workshops and conferences including: the Yale Summer Accounting Research Conference, the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting, the AAA Annual Meeting, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, the NTA Annual Meeting, and the BYU Accounting Research Symposium. He has conducted peer reviews for The Accounting Review, The European Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Management Science.

Dr. Treu taught previously at Brigham Young University and Pace University. He has taught undergraduates, graduates, and law students in the areas of introductory and advanced taxation as well as business law. He also serves on PhD committees and mentors PhD students in accounting. Professor Treu is licensed as a CPA and an attorney and he practiced as a tax associate at Deloitte Tax, LLP and as an attorney in law firms in the Salt Lake City and Washington D.C. areas.


  • LLM (taxation), New York University
  • JD, University of Utah
  • B.S. (accounting), Brigham Young University

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