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Dr. Delwyn D. DeVries

Dr. Delwyn D. DeVriesDeVries

Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems Management

Email: Dr. Del DeVries



  • Ph.D. - Arizona State University, Accounting (Accounting Information Systems specialization)
  • B.S.B.A. -  University of South Dakota, Accounting
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant



  • Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Belmont University 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee 
  • Instructor, University of Tennessee
  • Manager - Operational Control, Citibank
  • Manager, Deloitte & Touche
  • Chief Financial Officer, Sullivan, Inc.



  • Behn, B. K., DeVries, D. D. , & Lin, J. (2010).  The Determinants of Transparency in Nonprofit Organizations: An Exploratory Study.   Advances in Accounting.
  • DeVries, D. D. & Lee, T. (2009).  Teaching Internal Control Frameworks: Using Videos to Reinforce Risk and Control Concepts. Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools in AIS, 4.
  • DeVries, D. D. & Lee, T. (in press, 2009).  The Apartment Hunt: A Short Case to Bridge the Gap between Students Lack of Business Experience and Learning to Define Information Requirements in Accounting Information Systems or Managerial Accounting Courses. Accounting Instructors' Report.
  • DeVries, D. D. & Lee, T. (2006).  Decision Analysis: Converting Data into Relevant Information for Decision Making. Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools in AIS, 3.
  • Pennington, R. R., Kelton, A. S. , & DeVries, D. D. (2006).  The Effects of Qualitative Overload on Technology Acceptance. Journal of Information Systems, 20 (2).



  • Best Paper Award for Ethical Implications of Using Human Resources Information Systems for Cost Management Decisions, AIS Educator Conference (2009)
  • Outstanding Service Award for Distinguished Service in Membership Services, American Accounting Association - Information Systems Section (2008)
  • Honorable Mention for the Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA) Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award (2008)
  • Honorable Mention - 2007 Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition. Delwyn D. DeVries and Harold H. Roth: Ethical Implications of Using Human Resources Information Systems for Cost Management Decisions, Institute of Management Accountants - Ethics Committee (2007)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, ASU School of Accountancy and Information Management (1999)
  • Nominated for a "Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award"., Arizona State University College of Business (1997)



Dr. DeVries earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting at the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. He became a certified public accountant and obtained certification to be an Information Systems Auditor before earning his Ph.D. in Accounting from Arizona State University.

His non-academic experience includes work as the Chief Financial Officer for Sullivan, Inc. and management positions at Deloitte & Touche and Citibank. He holds memberships in the American Accounting Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

While at Arizona State University, he was a teaching assistant. He moved to the University of Tennessee as an instructor and remained there as an Assistant Professor. Dr. DeVries has taught accounting and information systems courses including: Accounting Information Systems, Strategic Information Management, Business Process Analysis, and Information Systems Audit, Security & Controls.

An active researcher, his research interests include: Accounting Information Systems, Decision Making, IT Governance, Strategic Information Systems, and Educational Research related to systems, auditing and controls. His findings have been published in the Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Compendium of Classroom Cases and Tools for AIS Applications, and CPA Journal.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. DeVries serves as the advisor to Beta Alpha Psi, the student honor society for accounting, finance, and information systems majors.