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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Richard Aldridge

Dr. Richard Aldridge

Dr. Richard Aldridge

Transitional Retiree-Accounting

Office:  GH 502
Phone:  270-745-3194


Dr. Aldridge's interests include both financial and managerial accounting. His current research focuses on financial reporting issues related to recently issued pronouncements of the Financial Accounting standards Board. He teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in financial and managerial accounting. Professor Aldridge is a CPA and worked for Deloitte and Touche and Eaton Corporation before joining the faculty at WKU.


DBA, Accounting, University of Kentucky
MBA, Western Kentucky University
B.S., Accounting, Western Kentucky University

Dr. Aldridge serves on the Board of Directors of Service One Credit Union and is a member of several academic and professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Professor Aldridge also serves as a co-advisor for the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. His research has appeared in Small Business Controller, Managerial Auditing Journal, The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, The CPA Journal, Journal of Education for Business, Review of Accounting Information System, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, Internal Auditing, Ohio CPA Journal, Oil, Gas, & Energy Quarterly, The Governmental Accountant's Journal, and Strategic Finance. He has served as Western's Chair of Accounting since 2000.

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