Lawrence Murphy Smith (Dr.), CPA is a Professor of Accounting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He earned his DBA at Louisiana Tech University. His academic record includes numerous research articles, books and monographs, academic conference presentations, research grants, and awards for teaching and research. His research focuses on international issues, ethics, and financial reporting. He ranks in the top one percent of authors on Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN.com) by downloaded articles (over 71,000). His work is highly referenced, with over 3,400 citations to his work shown on Google Scholar. His work has been reported in various news media, including National Public Radio, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.