Texas Tech University

John Masselli

John Masselli

Haskell Taylor Professor of Taxation


Room Number: E368


Research Expertise

  • Business Model Innovations
  • Archival and Behavioral Taxation
  • Nonprofit Organizations


  • PhD, Accounting, Georgia State University
  • MS, Taxation, University of Hartford
  • BS, Accounting, Fairfield University


John J Masselli, Ph.D., CPA, is the Haskell Taylor Professor of Taxation in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He also serves as the director of the Master of Science in Accounting program and leads a Rawls College sponsored study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic each summer.

Prior to obtaining his PhD at Georgia State University, John held professional tax positions in the Connecticut practice of Deloitte and Touche and at ITT-Hartford. In addition to his work as a professor, John has maintained a CPA practice for over 30 years that specializes in individual and conduit entity taxation. He teaches graduate level tax courses to MSA, MPFP (Personal Financial Planning) and Executive MBA students in addition to introductory taxation courses to undergraduates.

Dr. Masselli has been the recipient of numerous internal and external teaching awards. Most recently, he was awarded the Chancellor's Council Teaching Excellence Award, which is the highest teaching honor bestowed on a faculty member from Texas Tech University. John also serves on the national training faculty of Ernst & Young. With primary research interests in the areas of behavior and archival taxation, John has published numerous articles in such journals as the Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, the Journal of Business Research, Advances in Taxation, the Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Legal Tax Research, The CPA Journal, Taxes, the Tax Magazine, Tax Notes and State Tax Notes. John also serves on the Editorial Board of the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research.