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Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Senior LecturerAccounting and International Business
B 310E


Discipline Accounting

Tom is a 1966 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He served in the United States Air Force, from February of 1967 to October of 1970, achieving the rank of Captain before leaving active duty. Before entering the electronics distribution business in 1975, he was President of Lone Star Beer, Inc. of Corpus Christi and an account executive with Merrill Lynch. He spent twenty-two years as President and owner of Douglas Electronics, Inc. a Corpus Christi based industrial electronics distributor serving the central and south Texas marketplace. He moved to Houston in early 1996 to assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Electronics, Inc., a Houston based distributor with offices throughout the Southwest. Following the sale of Harrison in 1999, he assumed the position of Corporate Asset and Operations Manager for Kent Electronics. He continued in a similar capacity with Avnet Electronics after they acquired Kent in March of 2001. He founded the T.A. Jackson Group, a manufacturers representative firm serving the electronics industry, in December of 2002.

Tom began his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2006 when he entered the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. After completing the requisite upper-level accounting courses, passing the CPA examination, and earning the required one-year supervised experience, Tom was awarded his license by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in June of 2009. Shortly thereafter he launched his public accounting firm, T.A. Jackson CPA, LLC.

His role as an educator began with Houston Community College (HCC) when he was recruited as an adjunct instructor in 2010. His love of sharing the accounting profession with the next generation of leaders led to his pursuit of and earning a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) again through the Bauer College of Business. Shortly after earning that degree in 2014 he also joined the faculty of Lone Star College and subsequently, the University of Houston-Downtown. Today, he serves our students, University, and community as a Lecturer faculty member of the Accounting and International Business Department within the Marilyn Davies College of Business.

Degrees Earned

Master of Science-Accountancy - University of Houston, Houston, Texas - 2014

Certificate in Accountancy - University of Houston, Houston, Texas - 2008

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Marketing - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas - 1966

Courses Taught

ACC 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting

ACC 3300 Intermediate Accounting I

ACC 3301 Intermediate Accounting II

ACC 3302 Intermediate Accounting III

ACC 3303 Cost Accounting

ACC 3323 International Accounting

ACC 4301 Individual Income Taxation

ACC 4321 Financial Reporting Theory

ACC 6313 Analysis of Financial Statements and Entity Valuation

MBA 6203 Managerial Accounting and Budgeting

Experience Qualifications

Teaching Experience and Qualifications

2010 - Present T.A. Jackson CPA, LLC - Managing Member

2010 - Present Houston Community College - Adjunct Instructor-Accounting

2015 - 2017 Lone Star College - Adjunct Instructor-Accounting

2016 - Present University of Houston-Downtown - Marilyn Davies College of Business - Lecturer

Institutional Service

Accounting and International Business Department - Master of Professional Accountancy program and curriculum development committee

Faculty Senate - Committee on Credentials and Elections

Marilyn Davies College of Business - International Business Representative for the Committee on Learning and Curriculum

University of Houston-Downtown - Library Committee

Canvas Early Adopters Pilot

CPA Evolution Task Force

UHD Faculty Development Projects Awards Committee

Accounting and International Business (ACCI) department lecturer search committee

UHD Gator Gateway

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Professional Accreditations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA), License 092560 originally issued-2009 - Expiration Date-October 31, 2023 (annually renewable)

Publications/Presentations/Conference Proceedings

  • Don Holmes, Thomas Jackson, and Dorothy Richards (all faculty of University of Houston-Downtown - Marilyn Davies College of Business) (2017, April 7). Title of Presentation - Change to the Equity Method. Paper presented at The 2017 IBII (Institute of Business Intelligence Innovation) International Conferences Program, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
  • Thomas Jackson and Don Holmes (both faculty of University of Houston-Downtown - Marilyn Davies College of Business) (2017, October 26). Title of Presentation - Applying Information Technologies in Accounting Higher Education. Presentation at the 25th Southwest Business Administration Teaching Conference, Jesse H. Jones College of Business, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA.