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Dr. Thomas L. AlbrightDepartment: Accounting/MBA
Specialty Areas: Managerial and cost accounting, strategic cost management.
Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.F.A.), California State University, Stanislaus (M.B.A.), University of Tennessee (Ph.D.).
Honors, Achievements and Affiliations: Dr. Albright joined The University of Alabama accounting faculty in 1990 after completing his doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee. His teaching and research interests are in the area of cost management. As a result, Dr. Albright is actively involved with manufacturing companies in both the United States and Mexico. His work is used to help companies determine more accurate product costs and to develop better performance measures to achieve manufacturing excellence.
Dr. Albright has published a number of articles in research and applied journals on the topic of activity-based management. Together with Rob Ingram at The University of Alabama, Bruce Baldwin from Arizona State West, and John Hill from Indiana University, he has authored textbooks titled, Managerial Accounting: Information for Decisions and Accounting: Information for Decisions, that are in their third and second editions, respectively. In addition he has coauthored Financial Information: Information for Decisions and Accounting: Managing Business Information with Rob Ingram. These texts are in their fifth and first editions, respectively.
He was presented with the MBA or Executive MBA Faculty Excellence Award on six occasions. The Institute of Management Accountants awarded Dr. Albright the Certificate of Merit for his work in the area of quality costs in a manufacturing environment. In 1997 the University of Alabama Board of Trustees named him the J. Reese Phifer Faculty Fellow in Accounting. Albright was promoted to the academic rank of Professor in 2002.