Professor Joseph Wall teaches several accounting and finance courses, and directs the finance major at Carthage. He is the current chair of the Business Department. He earned a B.S. in engineering from Purdue University in 1993. While an undergraduate, he started his own business dealing in commercial real estate. 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 also is a managing member and co-founder of a local real estate investment firm specializing in commercial opportunities. He and his wife have served in various capacities for their church and Chicago area soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels programs.
He serves as a Board Member of Velocity Consulting, and a Faculty sponsor of the Finance and Investment Club, the Carthage Accounting Association, and Students In Free Enterprise. He has previously sponsored independent applied research projects for his students as well as directed Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in an official capacity at Carthage. He has traveled to England, Ireland, and China with his students, and taught them in conjunction with many professors internationally. He has established an internship program with a large company in the Guangzhou district in China. He serves as an advisor to many students, and extremely proud of all of their accomplishments. His students have went on to study at many graduate institutions including Harvard, Hawaii, Marquette, and the University of Wisconsin. Additionally, they have found employment in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, and all over the U.S.A. They hold positions in small companies and much larger ones such as Abbott, the CBOE, Chase, Dayton Power & Light, Deloitte, Diversey, Hospira, Jockey, Morgan Stanley. and the SEC, to name a few.
Prof. Wall earned a master's of business administration degree from Marquette University in 2006, where he has also taught as an adjunct professor. Among his current research projects, he is currently studying factors that influence fraudulent behavior in the professional investing community as the qualitative portion of the Doctorate he is working towards at Case Western Reserve University. His research has been published in the American Journal of Business Education and the CPA Journal. His work was most recently presented at the American Accounting Association meeting in 2012 on the topic of Does the board of directors' risk oversight disclosure influence non-professional investors' risk assessments and decisions?
Joe, his wife Joy, and their daughters Abigail and Isabella enjoy walks along the lake, reading baby books and classic literature, and catching up with previous graduates.
He joined the Carthage faculty in March 2008.
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