Karyn Friske

Karyn Friske

Professor of Accounting & Schaeffer Professor of Business Ethics

Office: Classroom Center, Room 215F
Phone: 806-651-2517
Curriculum Vitae: 

Professional Profile

Dr. Friske joined the College of Business in 1996. She received a bachelor's of business administration in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1976 and joined the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Houston. She returned to Texas A&M and received an M.B.A. in accounting in 1979. Dr. Friske worked for another accounting firm, Main Hurdman (now KPMG), and in the financial services industry in Houston. She received her Ph.D. in accounting from Texas A&M in 1994 and was an assistant professor of accounting at New Mexico State University for two years. Dr. Friske is a Texas licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Friske teaches various graduate and undergraduate courses in financial accounting, auditing, and petroleum accounting.

Dr. Friske is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the American Accounting Association.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Friske’s publications include articles in Tax Advisor, Journal of Accountancy, Practical Tax Strategies, Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, and Journal of Forensic Accounting as an author or co-author. Her research interests include tax shelter issues, accounting ethics and education issues.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Friske has a son who earned an MBA at WTAMU and a Ph.D. in Marketing from Texas Tech University. He is a Marketing professor and he and his wife live in Missouri. Dr. Friske enjoys shopping for treasures in antique and consignment stores, watching HGTV, and reading.

Classroom Center 216 | West Texas A&M University | WTAMU Box 60768 | Canyon, Texas 79016 | (806) 651-2530