What is your educational background?

PhD – Texas A&M; MBA – University of Memphis; BBA – Harding University

David Perkins

David Perkins

What is your work background?

While getting my MBA I had a chance to teach and loved it…I knew one day I wanted to make that my career. I worked in public accounting for three years with Arthur Young & Co. in Dallas, TX, and then returned to Harding to teach full time. One additional note: I sold books for five summers to pay my way through college.

What do you teach at ACU?

Undergraduate: Financial Accounting – the introductory accounting course for all business majors

Graduate: Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting; Financial Statement Analysis

Outside of teaching, what passions and hobbies do you have?

I enjoy writing songs and playing the guitar. I also enjoy travel and hiking. When traveling, I love to drive with the windows down (but with the A/C cranked up!). My wife, Karla, is pretty cool about that…she enjoys it, too…like I said, she’s pretty cool!

David and Karla Perkins

David and Karla Perkins

Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.

I think the most significant thing I’ve done in my career is to have a part in preparing students to begin their own. My intent is for them to feel competent and confident, knowing that they have as much to offer as anyone else. I hope I’ve encouraged them to be persons of character and to lean on Christ as their hope and confidence.

What is something that students might be surprised to find out about you?


What would you really want students and alums to know about you?

I love what I do. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to teach.