Faculty Profile for Thomas Moorman Puffer

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Thomas Moorman Puffer
Professor of Practice — Department of Accounting
MCOY 431
phone: (512) 245-2566

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Former partner at KPMG and PwC in advisory services. Former CEO of a management consulting firm. Extensive experience with oil & gas, banking, and federal government banking regulators.
Co-author of "Entrepreneurship: Prepare for Prosperity."

Teaching Interests

Cost accounting and business information consulting.

Research Interests

Maintaining professional capabilities through consulting opportunities.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Puffer, T. M., & Behan, T. C. (2021). Entrepreneurship: Prepare for Prosperity. Austin, Texas: Sentia Publishing.
  • Cannon, N. H., Herda, D., & Puffer, T. M. (2019). Colleagues for Life? Post-Employment Citizenship among Big 4 Alumni. Accounting Horizons, 33(3), 25–41. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2308/acch-52422
  • Cannon, N. H., Herda, D. N., & Puffer, T. M. (2020). Big 4 Alumni’s Attitudes and Behavior Toward their Former Firm. Current Issues in Auditing, 14, P10–P15. https://doi.org/10.2308/ciia-52642
  • Puffer, T. M. (2014). Full Cost vs. Successful Efforts: Endeavour International and Anadarko Petroleum, LXII(Volume 62, NO. 3), 515–526.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2016 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, McCoy College of Business. September 2015 - May 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Advisory Board, State of Texas - Dept of Information Resources. January 1999
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Citation, American Federation of Information Processing Societies. June 1986

Selected Service Activities

Finance Committee: Havenwood HOA
July 2019-Present
KPMG Student Recruitment
March 2014-Present
Committee Member
February 2014-Present
Bobcat Days
February 2014-Present
Committee Member
Alumni Success
September 2013-Present