Stephen Owusu-Ansah, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance
  • Program Coordinator, Accounting
  • Professor of Accounting


  • Ph.D. in Accounting, Middlesex University, London, U.K.
  • M.Sc. in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment, University of York, U.K.
  • B.Sc. in Administration (Accounting), University of Ghana, Legon

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Seminar in Research Methodology in Accounting

Teaching Focus

Dr. Owusu-Ansah’s primary teaching interests are in the areas of financial accounting, international accounting, and internal auditing.  His research interests include corporate financial reporting and disclosure, fraud detection, corporate governance, control, ethics and compliance, and social and environmental accounting and disclosure.


Dr. Owusu-Ansah has over 20 publications to his credit.  Some of his refereed scholarly articles have appeared in ABACUS, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Forum, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Economics and Finance, The European Accounting Review, The Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, and The International Journal of Accounting.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Owusu-Ansah has received numerous international awards, honors, and grants for his teaching, research, and community services.  These include the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers of Colleges and Universities (three times), the University of Texas-Pan American’s Provost Award for International Studies, Best Paper Awards, Highly Commended Paper Award by the Literati Club of Emerald in the U.K., and the University of Illinois Springfield’s Scholarly Publication Award (twice).

Additional Information

Dr. Owusu-Ansah has international experience in both academia and industry.  Before joining Houston Baptist University, he taught at the University of Illinois Springfield, the University of Texas-Pan American, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.  He also taught at both Middlesex University and Queen’s University of Belfast during the period of his doctoral studies in the U.K.  Dr. Owusu-Ansah just returned from Ghana on a two-year missionary duties; serving as the dean and professor at the business schools of both Dominion University College, and the African University College of Communications.

Dr. Owusu-Ansah serves on the editorial board of The African Finance Journal (South Africa).  Until recently, he was the associate editor of both the Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies (U.K.) and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (U.K.), which he previously also served on their editorial boards.  He also served on the editorial board of The Journal of International Accounting Research (U.S.A.).  Further, he frequently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for many international scholarly journals, including Accounting and Business Research (U.K.), Advances in International Accounting (U.S.A.), Accounting Research Journal (Australia), Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Malaysia), Corporate Governance: An International Review (U.S.A.), International Journal of Auditing (Australia and New Zealand), The European Accounting Review (EU), Managerial Auditing Journal (U.K.), and Pacific Accounting Review (New Zealand).

Dr. Owusu-Ansah is an active member of the American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association, British Accounting and Finance Association, Association of Professionals in Business Management, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and International Association for Accounting Education and Research.

Dr. Owusu-Ansah, who is a devout Evangelical Christian, is married with two sons.  He enjoys watching the sea, listening to gospel and country music, playing table tennis, reading, and watching TV documentaries and professional wrestling at his leisure time.

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