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Ralph E. 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.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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