Department Chair of Accounting and Associate Professor of Accounting
John Ledbetter is chair of the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He is also an associate professor of accounting. He received his bachelor of business administration (1977) and master's of science in accounting (1979) from Texas Tech University. He received his PhD from
the University of Houston in May 1998. He joined the accounting faculty
at Ball State in the fall of 1999 after a year as a visiting assistant professor of accounting at the University of Houston-Downtown.
is a CPA with more than 12 years of experience in public accounting.
His background led to an emphasis in taxation in his teaching and
research. Areas of research interest include the effects of tax policy
on market behavior and tax compliance.