Joseph  Wall
Joseph WallMarquette University

Straz Hall, 318

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7245
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Wall joined Marquette University in 2015. He earned his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from Marquette University, and his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Marquette, Dr. Wall worked for seven years as an assistant professor at Carthage College, serving four years as a department chair.

His current research interest involves financial injustice and tends to focus in the areas of regulation, fraudulent behavior, and cyber-strategy. Much of his work seeks to design thriving financial systems by better understanding the unintended consequences rules and regulations may have. Since 1993 he has been a full-time financial analyst and professional investor. He is a managing member and the co-founder of his securities investment firm, which has been in business since 1998, and specializes in risk arbitrage transactions. He speaks and consults frequently in areas involving blockchain technologies, financial forensic investigation, and private company valuations.


  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (2015)
  • M.B.A., Marquette University (2006)
  • B.S., Purdue University (1993)

Professional Interests

  • Arbitrage
  • Behavioral, Experimental, Linguistic (Archival) research: Accounting
  • Financial Cyber-Strategy
  • Forensic accounting
  • Fraud

Selected Publications

Crumbley, L., Wall, J., Kilbourne, L., Blair, C. (2018 forthcoming - January). Cryptocurrencies are Taxable and Not Free from Fraud. Tax Notes.

Akers, M., Giacomino, D., Li, X., and Wall, J. (2017). Measuring EQ of Chinese Accounting Students. Review of Business Information Systems. 21(2): 11-26.

Shields, J., Rivera, J., and Wall, J. (2017). Building a Business Model for Funding Undergraduate Research. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. 1(1): 63-69.

Wall, J. and Fogarty, T. (2016). “Foxes in the henhouse: an exploratory inquiry into financial markets fraud.” Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting. 8(1): 120-139.

Giacomino, D., Akers, M., and Wall, J. (2009). “Testing the financial literacy and expertise of audit committee members.” The CPA Journal, August 2009: 66-71.

Under review:

Wall, J. and Gissel, J. Board of Directors' Sanction Judgments: The Effect of Situational Factors. (second round).

Wall, J., and Fogarty, T. Robbing the Rich? “Robin Hood” Fraud in the Securities Markets.(second round).

Honors and Awards

Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, John T. Steed School of Accounting at the University of Oklahoma (2016).

American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2013).

Beta Gamma Sigma (2007, 2015).


2018: Wall, J. Public Accounting Blockchain Strategy: The next 36 months. Deloitte. (1st round)

2018: Scheetz, A., Wall, J., and Wilson, A. The option to commit fraud? Institute of Management Accountants. (2nd round)

2017: Scheetz, A., Wall, J., Wilson, A. Non-profit versus For-profit fraud. Radford University Research Award. ($5,000).

2010: Grant from Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges ($10,000).

Personal Interests

  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Classic literature
  • Education efficacy
  • Hiking
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra