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O. Ray Whittington

  • Professor and Director
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8804
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6000 
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD Business, University of Houston
MSA Accountancy, Texas Tech University
BBA Business Administration, Sam Houston State University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Internal Auditor
Certified Management Accountant


Ray Whittington brings distinguished credentials as an academic leader, researcher and industry practitioner to his role as Director of the School of Accountancy & MIS. In his previous role as Dean of the Driehaus College of Business, in which he served for 11 years, the college was renamed for distinguished alumnus Richard H. Driehaus, celebrated a centennial and earned high rankings for its academic quality. He has authored four textbooks and written numerous articles on accounting for magazines and journals.​

Whittington previously served from 1993 to 1997 as director of the School of Accountancy at San Diego State University, where he taught for 14 years and earned three outstanding professor awards. He previously worked as director of auditing research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and as a senior auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick. Whittington also was vice chairman of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board when the board was responsible for developing standards for audits of public and non-public companies.