Joseph Wall

Joseph  Wall
Joseph WallMarquette University

Straz Hall, 318

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7245
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Wall joined Marquette University in 2015. He earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from Marquette University, and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Marquette, Dr. Wall worked for seven years as an assistant professor at Carthage College, serving four years as a department chair.

His current research interest involves financial injustice, and tends to focus in the areas of fraudulent behavior and financial market modeling. Much of his work seeks to better understand the unintended consequences rules and regulations may have when applied to a financial system. Since 1993 he has been a full-time financial analyst and professional investor. He is a managing member and the co-founder of his securities investment firm, which has been in business since 1998, and specializes in risk arbitrage transactions.


  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (2015)
  • M.B.A., Marquette University (2006)
  • B.S., Purdue University (1993)

Professional Interests

  • Fraud
  • Forensic accounting
  • Financial markets
  • Arbitrage
  • Behavioral and experimental accounting

Selected Publications

Akers, M., Giacomino, D., Li, X., and Wall, J. (2017 forthcoming). Measuring EQ of Chinese Accounting Students. Review of Business Information Systems.

Shields, J., Rivera, J., and Wall, J. (2017 forthcoming). Building a Business Model for Funding Undergraduate Research. CUR Quarterly.

Wall, J. and Fogarty, T. (2016). “Foxes in the henhouse: an exploratory inquiry into financial markets fraud.” Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, 8(1): 120-139.

Giacomino, D., Wall, J., and Akers, M. (2009). “Revisiting financial (accounting) literacy: a comparison of audit committee members and business students.” American Journal of Business Education, 2(3): 31-38.

Giacomino, D., Akers, M., and Wall, J. (2009). “Testing the financial literacy and expertise of audit committee members.” The CPA Journal, August 2009: 66-71.

Honors and Awards

  • Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, John T. Steed School of Accounting at the University of Oklahoma (2016)
  • American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2013)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (2007, 2015)
  • Grant from Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (2010)

Personal Interests

  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Classic literature
  • Hiking
  • Education efficacy
  • Catching up with graduates