Robert J. Rufus

Robert James Rufus, DBA, CPA, CVA, CFF, AFI

Capstone Instructor, Master of Forensic Accounting (MFA) program

Tel: 304-522-8770


  • Doctor of Business Administration, 2007
    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Master of Business Administration, 1981
    Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1978
    Concord College, Athens, WV

Research and Publications

  1. “Mountain State Sporting Goods: A Case of Fraud?” Issues in Accounting Education, Feb. 2011 (Co-authored with William Hahn)
  2. Accredited Fraud Investigator Training Manual, 7th Ed. Rufus & Rufus Accounting Corporation, Jan. 2011 (Co-authored with Laura Savory Miller)
  3. “The World of Forensic Accounting” The West Virginia CPA, Mar. 2010 (Co-authored with Laura Savory Miller)
  4. “Effects of Decision-Aid Use on Evaluations of Tax Preparer Liability” Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010
  5. “Attorney-Client Privilege and the Forensic Accountant” The Valuation Examiner, Jul./Aug. 2007 (Co-authored with Laura Savory Miller)
  6. “Whistleblowers: Truth, Justice and the American Way” Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship, Oct. 2004
  7. “Financial Ratios: Use, Predictive Power and the Z-Score” The Valuation Examiner, May/Jun. 2003
  8. “The Challenge of Earnings Management: A Valuator’s Perspective” The Valuation Examiner, Jan./Feb. 2003


  1. Aug. 2010: “The Perfect Storm for Fraud” National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers 2010 Annual Conference, Charleston, WV
  2. May 2010: “Mountain State Sporting Goods: A Case of Fraud?” American Accounting Association, FIA Section Research Conference, Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Nov. 2009: “Education in Action: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice” West Virginia Council of Accounting Educators, Educators Conference, Charleston, WV
  4. Sept. 2009: “Valuing a Professional Practice as a Marital Asset” West Virginia Family Law Seminar, West Virginia College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  5. May 2009: “Mountain State Sporting Goods: A Case of Fraud?” American Accounting Association, Ohio Region Meeting, Cleveland, OH
  6. Nov. 2008: “IRS Criminal Investigation” West Virginia Society of CPAs, Huntington Chapter, Huntington, WV
  7. Sept. 2008: “The Evolution of Fraud Theory” West Virginia Society of CPAs, Charleston, WV Aug.
  8. 2007: “Jurors’ Evaluations of Decision-Aid Use in a Tax Malpractice Setting” American Accounting Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

My Links

Rufus & Rufus A.C. 

The Forensic Institute 

Search for more faculty/staff