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Faculty and Staff Profile

Ralph Welton

Emeritus Professor of Accountancy


 Educational Background

PhD Accounting
Louisiana State University 1982

MS Accounting
Louisiana State University 1978

BA Accounting, Economics, and Business Administration
Anderson University 1976

 Courses Taught

Undergraduate - Cost Accounting (Clemson Business in Europe: Oxford Programme)
Graduate - Advanced Accounting Problems
Graduate - Financial Accounting Theory and Research


Ralph Welton an emeritus and adjunct faculty member at Clemson University where he has taught since 1983. Dr. Welton received his B.A. from Anderson University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Dr. Welton currently two graduate and one undergraduate course. He has won the College’s Graduate Teaching Award. His publications have been primarily in the area of professional ethics and legal responsibilities. Twice he has received a Certificate of Merit from the Institute of Management Accountants for outstanding contribution to the management accounting literature. Twice he has been recognized by the Clemson Trustees with the Award for Faculty Excellence.

 Research Interests

Dr. Welton's research interests include professional ethics and legal responsibilities, and accounting education.

 Research Publications

Welton, R. E. and Guffey, D. M. (2009). Transitory or persistent? The effects of classroom ethics interventions: a longitudinal study. Accounting Education, an International Journal. 18(3): 273-298.