Howard University Faculty


Jean Wells

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Jean Wells, J.D., CPA

Associate Professor


Jean Wells, a licensed CPA and attorney, is an Assistant Professor at Howard University School of Business where she teaches tax and accounting courses, including Accounting Principles I & II, Business Law, Tax Principles, Management Accounting and Legal Environment. Ms. Wells is the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society, and the supervising faculty and program coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Ms. Wells earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration (B.B.A.) Accounting from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University. In 2007, Ms. Wells was the first Professor in Residence in KPMG's Washington National Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services Group where she conducted tax research and tracked legislative and regulatory tax developments during a six-month residency program. Before joining the faculty full-time at Howard University, Ms. Wells was a manager in Deloitte's Washington National Tax Policy Services Group. Ms. Wells has also taught graduate-level tax classes at the University of Maryland University College and Bowie State University, and undergraduate classes at Prince Georges Community College. Ms. Wells was featured in Black Enterprise magazine as a Tax Financial All-Star and has been quoted in tax articles appearing on Ms. Wells has authored several articles, some of which have appeared in the Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Journal. Ms. Wells revises book chapters for the BNA Tax Practice Series. She has held membership in the AICPA, MACPA, American Bar Association, American Tax Association, and American Association of Attorney-CPA and has served on committees in some of these organizations.