In Memoriam: Professor Kevin Green He taught in the Accounting Department from 1984 to 2007.
John Kevin Green, professor emeritus of accounting, died Sept. 6. He was 85 years old.
“Kevin was the head of the Accounting Department when I arrived, and he was a kind gentleman,” said Rob Straughan, Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School and professor of business administration. “I was introduced to him early on the morning that I interviewed at W&L. Despite the fact that he was in a different department, he took a few minutes to visit with me and provide encouragement. I saw him later that evening, as I was getting ready to meet folks for dinner and as he was getting ready to leave campus for the day. Again, he stopped and asked me how things had gone throughout the day and put in a compelling plug for teaching at W&L. I remember the impression those two encounters made all these years later.”
Green earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and taught at Sewanee before joining W&L in 1984. He taught Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting and International Accounting. He served as a reviewer for the American Accounting Association, Decision Sciences Institute, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Institute of Management Accountants. Green published and/or presented accounting research at the Association of Management, Institute of Management Sciences, American Accounting Association, and Decision Sciences Institute. He was also a C.P.A. Green retired from W&L in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Donna.