John Koeplin, S.J.
Fr. John Koeplin, S.J., Associate Professor of Accounting, is
the embodiment of USF's core values. As a rigorous
academic and devoted educator, Professor Koeplin's work
centers on ethics in accounting and the teaching of Jesuit and
Catholic business education.
Prior to his arrival at University of San Francisco in 1998, Fr.
Koeplin worked as a tax accountant at ROLM Corporation and Hood and
Strong, Certified Public Accountants. With expertise in managerial
and financial accounting, Professor Koeplin has published a number
of papers in distinguished professional and academic journals,
receiving awards including the McLaughlin Prize for Research in
Accounting Ethics by the Michael F. Price College of Business
School of Accounting, University of Oklahoma (2000).
By approaching accounting education from a social and Christian
perspective, Professor Koeplin hopes his students will be more
transparent and be persons of integrity in their own practice,
having seen through their coursework the various beneficial and
damaging effects different kinds of financial decision-making can
have on employees, stakeholders, communities, public confidence,
global financial systems and our environment.
Professor Koeplin currently serves as a Board of Trustees Member
for University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University, and his
duties include chairing the Audit Committee at Santa Clara.
Additionally Fr. Koeplin was appointed as Rector of the Loyola
House Jesuit Community which encompasses Jesuits working at the
University of San Francisco, St. Ignatius Parish, and St. Agnes
Parish, both of which are in San Francisco.
Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Texas, TX, 1998
M.A., Divinity and Theology, Regis School of Theology, Denver, CO, 1991 (Ordained Roman Catholic Priest, June 1991)
M.B.A., Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1983
- The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.
- BUS 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting
- BUS 322: Cost Accounting
The following list is a selection of recent publications
and does not represent the entire body of research.
"Honesty and Ethics in Business: The Task of Educators Jesuit
Business Education as a Model," The Business Renaissance
Quarterly, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2013 (with Joan Van Hise
and Michael D. Whitty)
"Putting More Soul into Our Work: Teaching the Whole Person,"
The Business Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2011
(with Michael Whitty)
Leadership in the Ignatian Tradition: Two coasts; Two Business
Meeting of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education
Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Honors and Awards
Undergraduate Teaching Award, USF, 2003
McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics, Michael F.
Price College of Business School of Accounting, University of
Oklahoma, 2000 (with Professor Diane Roberts)
Award: University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business, San
Catholic Priest, ordained in 1991
Public Accountant, State of California
Dean for Academic Affairs, USF School of Management, 2005 -
Chair of the
Academic Standards Committee, USF, 1998 - 2005