Texas Tech University

William L. Buslepp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: william.buslepp@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.2047

Office Hours: 1:00 - 3:00 Tuesday and Thursday

Room Number: E361

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University, (2009); MBA, B.A., Michigan State University (1998)

Area of Expertise:
Financial Analysts, Auditors, PCAOB

William L. Buslepp

About William

Professor Buslepp is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Rawls College of Business.He joined the Accounting Department at Texas Tech University in August 2009. Professor Buslepp currently teaches the principles of auditing course for the undergraduate accounting program. He received a Doctorate degree in Accounting from Florida State University and a Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Michigan State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS, the Association for Operations Management.

Professor Buslepp brings private sector experience, having worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P and Arthur Andersen L.L.P and as the international accounting manager of the Color Group for Sensient Technologies Corporation. His research focuses on the behaviors of financial intermediaries and has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and Banking and Finance Review.


  • Billings, Bruce K. and William L. Buslepp. Strategic Management Guidance and Insider Trading Activities.Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (Forthcoming).
  • Billings, Bruce K., William L. Buslepp, and Ryan Huston. 2014. Worth the Hype? The Relevance of Paid-For Analyst Research for the Buy-and-Hold Investor.The Accounting Review. Vol 89, No. 3.
  • Bailey, Christina, Steve Buchheit, William L. Buslepp and Gary Fleischman. 2014. Successful Efforts versus Full Cost Accounting: A Size-Based Misconception? Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly. Vol 62, No. 4.
  • Victoravich, L.M., P. Xu, W. Buslepp, and H. Grove. 2011. CEO Power, Equity Incentives, and Bank Risk Taking.  Banking and Finance Review. Vol 3, No. 2.

Current Research

Awards and Honors

  • Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award, 2012
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellowship Recipient, 2010
  • Bond Doctoral Excellence Fellowship Recipient, 2007