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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 assistant 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 accepted at top accounting and law journals including The Accounting Review and The Nebraska Law 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. His research has been presented at several workshops and conferences including the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting, the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and the National Tax Association Annual Meeting.

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. 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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