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Beth Stetson

Charles C. and Virginia Ann Weddle Professor of Accounting

Beth Stetson

Department: Steed School of Accounting
Program Area: Federal Income Tax and Procedure, Accounting Ethics
Office: Adams Hall 208E
Phone: (405) 833-5308
Address:   307 West Brooks, AH 208E
Norman, OK 73019 

Beth Stetson obtained a BBA (Accounting) and JD from the University of Oklahoma. During law school, she served as a Legal Intern for Justice Marian P. Opala of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. She then moved to Southern California, where she worked for Deloitte & Touche, the Internal Revenue Service, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2000 she returned to Oklahoma and academia, earning a PhD from the University of Oklahoma and teaching at Oklahoma City University and Cameron University. She served in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps for twelve years. She is a member of the State Bars of California (inactive) and Oklahoma and has a CPA license from Oklahoma.

Degrees Earned:

  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 2006
  • M.S. (Tax), Golden Gate University 1995
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma 1988
  • B.B.A., University of Oklahoma 1985
  • Meinders School of Business Distinguished Professor Award 2010
  • IRS Western Region Top Tax Litigator Award 1995
Downs, A. and B. Stetson. 2014. Economic and Non-Economic Factors: An Analysis of Corporate Tax Compliance. Advances in Taxation 21: 37-72.

Austin, J., A. Downs, E. Shough and B. Stetson. 2013. Religion’s Effect on Tax Progressivity: Evidence from States. State Tax Notes 70(12): 751-756.

Downs, A. and B. Stetson. 2013. The American Dream and the limits of transparency. Journal of Organizational Change Management 26(4): 689-702.

Stetson, B., A. Downs, E. Shough and D. Blake. 2011. Courts Don't Follow: Reasonable Compensation Rulings and the Exacto Spring Aproach. Chapman Law Review Winter 15:2. Selected as Lexis-Nexis Litigation Essential.

Downs, A. and B. Stetson. 2011. Analyzing “Reasonable”: A Guide to the Interpretation of Reasonable Compensation. Practical Tax Strategies January 86(1): 4-10.

Downs, A. and B. Stetson. 2010. An Examination of the Relations among Tax Preferences, Implicit Taxes, and Market Friction in the Oil and Gas Industry. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly September LIX (1): 81-90.

Downs, A., B. Stetson and R. Gooch. 2009. The effects of state tax and economic policies on state corporate tax revenue. The Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives Nov/Dec: 34-40.

Helvey, A. and B. Stetson. 2009. The Doctrine of Election. The Tax Lawyer Winter 62(2): 335-355.

Stetson, B. 2007. Rules versus principles, accountants’ cognitive styles and professional penalties. Journal of Psychological Type December 67(12): 15-28. Received Isabel Briggs Myers Memorial Research Award.

Magro, A.M. and B. Stetson. 2004. Tax decision making under the new burden of proof rules. Journal of the American Taxation Association Fall 26(2): 23-42.