Dr. A. Blair Staley CPA, MST

Dr. A. Blair Staley, CPA MST is a professor of accounting. Widely known for his enthusiast teaching style, he teaches taxation of individuals and business entities, computer forensics and fraud examination, and accounting information systems. He has also served as the coordinator for Master of Business Administration and as the Master of Accountancy programs.

Staley as published widely, including articles in Tax Notes, Tax Adviser, ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Taxes-The Tax Magazine, Tax Management Memorandum, TM Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal, BNA Tax Management International Journal, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management, Managerial Auditing Journal, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Information Systems Control Journal, and Fraud Magazine.

He has also served on the editorial board for the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research. Staley’s work was cited by the federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the jurisdiction of which includes Pennsylvania. He has served his community as an elected auditor, Scott Township, Columbia County, as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program coordinator for the Bloomsburg area.

Staley had a distinguished career in the Federal government. He was a Presidential Management Fellow, served two details with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, and served most recently as Accounting Officer and Director of Finance for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Staley received the Gold Medal for the highest score on the CPA exam in his testing jurisdiction. He is also a Certified Information System Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified AccessData Examiner.