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David J. Roberts

  • Associate Professor
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8388
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6024
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

JD Law, DePaul University
MBA Finance, DePaul University
MST Taxation, DePaul University
BS Accounting, Northern Illinois University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant


David J. Roberts is an Associate Professor of Accountancy. While at DePaul, he has received multiple awards for teaching excellence. He teaches primarily in the fields of individual and business taxation and tax policy. He also teaches in the MST program, where he focuses on the taxation of property transactions.

In his long career at DePaul, Professor Roberts has also been very involved in helping to prepare thousands of students for the CPA exam. After taking the CPA review course at DePaul, he received an Elija Watt Sells Honorable Mention from the AICPA for his performance on the CPA exam. He then taught in the DePaul CPA Review for over 30 years, and has written questions that have appeared on the CPA exam.

Professor Roberts holds a BS in Accountancy, summa cum laude, from Northern Illinois University, Master of Science in Taxation and MBA (Finance) degrees, both with distinction, from DePaul University, and a JD with honors, finishing No. 2 in his graduating class from the DePaul University College of Law.

Before coming to academia, he worked briefly as a Revenue Agent for the IRS and in industry as a tax accountant and assistant tax manager. He has also done tax training for a large CPA firm and tax consulting.

His articles have appeared in a variety of publications such as Tax Notes, The Tax Executive, Challenge, The CPA Journal, State Tax Notes, TAXES—The Tax Magazine, The Review of Taxation of Individuals, Taxation for Accountants, The Journal of Family Law and Accounting Today. In addition, he has written many commentary pieces that have been published in various newspapers around the country.