Bobby E. Waldrup has been named chairman of the accounting department at the Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management. Waldrup brings experience in education, forensic accounting and fraud investigation.
Waldrup comes to Loyola from the University of North Florida, where he served as a professor and associate provost. Since 1998, he had also held the position of associate dean at UNF and taught managerial, cost and forensic accounting along with auditing theory in the Coggin College of Business. While at UNF, he traveled to Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Rome and Florence to teach accounting to students studying abroad.
His additional experience in academia includes a year as chairperson of accounting and CIS at Delta State University and three years as a visiting assistant professor of financial and managerial accounting at Hardin-Simmons University. He also spent two years working in the internal audit department of Amerada Hess, an integrated oil company.
Waldrup has published more than 30 papers on fraud, forensic accounting, ethics, internal control and teaching technology, and presented many of those papers at professional conferences. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Accounting Historians Society, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
He holds a doctorate in accountancy from the University of Mississippi and an MPA in professional accountancy from Mississippi State University. He is also a certified public accountant (inactive) in Mississippi.