Dr. James Shelton


Professor of Business

Discipline: Accounting

Dr. Shelton brings real-world experience to the classroom in that he worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) on the audit staff of Arthur Andersen & Co (Washington, DC office) for three years. His clients included companies whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and clients who were filing S-1 registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 2000, Dr. Shelton was the first recipient of Liberty University’s Modern Day Hero Award, in recognition of the loving attention that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ allowed him to provide in caring for his first wife, following her major stroke. 

Education and Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Accounting and Taxation, Virginia Commonwealth University;
  • Master of Accountancy, Virginia Tech;
  • B.A., University of Maryland;

Liberty Faculty Member Since: 1995