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Professor of Accounting
New York University, New York, NY – LL.M. (in taxation), 2005
University of Denver - Denver, CO - LL.M. (in taxation), 1987
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN - J.D./ M.B.A., 1984
Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH - A.B. (policy studies), 1980
Courses Taught (recent years)
Federal Individual Income Taxation
Taxation of Business Entities
Accounting and Tax Research
Business Law, Ethics, and various Tax courses.
Honors and Awards
Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA) Achievemnt in Accounting Education Award 2008
State of Hawaii commendation for dedication and accomplishments as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and educator 2008
Awarded George A. Katz Memorial Award for academic excellence in securities law
Beta Alpha Psi Teaching Award (5 times)
CBA Teaching Excellence
Dennis Ching Teaching Excellence
University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Pearson, T., (2008). Proposed International Legal Reforms for Reducing Transfer Pricing. Manipulation of Intellectual Property, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, 40(2), (forthcoming)
Pearson, T., Pearson, J. (2007). Protecting Global Financial Market Stability and Integrity: Strengthening SEC Regulation of Hedge Funds, The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 33(1), 1-82.
Pearson, T. and Mark, G. (2007). Investigations, Inspections, and Audits in the Post-SOX Enviroment, Nebraska Law Review, 86(1), 43-118.
Mark, G., Pearson, T. (2007). Corporate Cooperation During Investigations and Audits. Standford Journal of Law, Business, & Finance, 13(1), 1-81.
Pearson, T. (2006). Preparing Multinational Companies for Transfer Pricing Audits of Intangibles, BYU International Law and Management Review, 2(1), 159-200.
Pearson, T. (2005). Creating Accountability: Increased Legal Status of Accounting and Auditing Authorities in the Global Capital Markets (U.S. and E.U.), The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 31(1), 65-144.
WEIRICH, PEARSON, AND REINSTEIN, ACCOUNTING & AUDITING RESEARCH: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES (6th ed. 2005)
International tax articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting Education, CCH Journal of Asian Pacific Taxation, and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.
Audits and penalties articles include a dozen articles, primarily in tax publications including Taxes and Taxation for Accountants. The IRS used article for its classes.
Compliance with research or ethical standards articles have appeared in Internal Auditing, Government Finance Review, Accounting Horizons, and Changes.
Academic Work Experience
University of Hawaii at Manoa, since 1989
Director (Acting Director), School of Accountancy (two years)
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Visiting Professor (two years in the fall)
University of Wyoming, Assistant Professor of Accounting (four years)
Adjunct Professor of Law (one semester)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration (one year)
Professional Work Experience
Hospital Corporation of America (human resources, M&A, and legal departments)
Journal Editorial Board Member
Previously, Graduate Editor, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics
Book Review Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Professional Affiliations and Industry Credentials
Certified Public Accountant (Wyoming certificate 1986)
Licensed Lawyer (Colorado 1986, currently inactive)
American Taxation Association
Financial Executives International
Hawaii Society of CPAs
International Fiscal Association (candidate)
Various other professional organizations
Previously, Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Club, and Mortar Board
Available at UH-Manoa faculty website