Dr. W. Mark Wilder, Dean and KPMG Chair of Accountancy
Dr. Mark Wilder is Dean and KPMG Chairholder in the Patterson School of Accountancy at The University of Mississippi. His educational background includes an associates degree from Tyler (TX) Junior College, a bachelor=s degree from The University of Alabama, an MBA from the University of South Alabama, and a PhD in Accounting from Florida State University. Dr. Wilder is a CPA and has been on the faculty at Ole Miss since 1993, serving as dean since 2006. His expertise is in financial accounting and he continues to teach the two intermediate courses as well as a doctoral seminar in financial accounting. He has published in a variety of journals including Accounting Horizons, Advances in Taxation, the Journal of International Accounting Research, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Computer and Information Systems, the CPA Journal, and others.
Dr. Wilder has been instrumental in the development of the School of Accountancy’s highly successful internship program. He has also been active in the Mississippi Society of CPAs, previously serving as president of the Northeast Chapter, as state-wide Treasurer, an appointment on the Board of Governors, and as chair of the Awards, Education, and Scholarships Committee.
Dr. Wilder has received the top two campus-wide faculty awards at Ole Miss including (i) the prestigious Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005, and (ii) the Faculty Achievement Award in 2004 which is an all-around faculty award recognizing outstanding teaching, research, and service. In 2006, Mark was honored as the MSCPA Outstanding Educator and was also the University of Mississippi HEADWAE Faculty Honoree for 2006. He is also a two-time winner of both of the Patterson School’s top faculty awards (the Outstanding Teacher Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award).
On a personal note, Mark was an All-American and ALL-SEC tennis performer at the collegiate level and attained an ATP World Ranking of #298 in 1987. He and his father Red were inducted into the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame together in 2004. Mark is married to the former Denise (Dede) English of Pensacola, Florida. They have sons Zach and Sam.