Business and Leadership
Paula Wilson’s academic research focuses on social and environmental accounting and accountability issues. Recently she has examined benefit corporations and social purpose corporations—new hybrid legal forms that allow companies to pursue a social benefit alongside profit. Work completed with co-author Ellen Lippman on the role of accountants and accounting during the Holocaust was published in Histories of Accounting: Sinister Inscriptions in the Modern Era (2012, Routledge Books: Taylor & Francis Group). An award-winning case co-authored with Alva Butcher, "Theo Chocolate: Doing Well by Doing Good," was published in Journal of Case Studies (2014). Wilson’s case, "Tacoma Art Museum: Will Less Be More?" was published in Journal of Case Studies (2015). She teaches courses including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Reporting and Analysis. Wilson is also a licensed CPA in the state of Washington.
B.A., Ph.D., University of Washington, Foster School of Business, 1978, 1989