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James Watkins

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business & Government

HGB 253

Professor Watkins currently serves as the Accounting Program Lead and teaches courses in Financial Accounting, Business Law and Ethics, Financial Computing, and Data Analytics. He joined the BYU-Hawaii faculty in 2011 after an 18-year career as a business litigator in Southern California. Professor Watkins graduated from Brigham Young University in 1993 with a law degree and Master's of Accounting in Taxation, having also successfully completed the requirements of the BYU Honors Program. In 2018, he was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Hawaii State Board of Accountancy. His research centers on the teaching of accounting using computer-aided instruction. Prof. Watkins and his wife, Cindi, have five daughters, four sons and ten grandchildren.