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Melanie Thompson

Department of Business & Economics



Melanie Thompson
Tschoepe Hall
Phone: 830-372-6096



M.B.A., Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1994

B.B.A., Corpus Christi State University, 1977

Graduate level classes – St Mary’s University, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Phoenix, Summer 2002 through Summer 2003

Professional Experience

  • Melanie G Thompson, CPA. Financial, tax and business consulting, New Braunfels, Texas.
  • Partner, Arthur Andersen

Professional Positions

Various committee, chair, board member and presiding officer positions held with:

  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Pathways Commission (Pathways)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Texas Society of CPAs
  • San Antonio Chapter of CPAs
  • American Accounting Association
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Certified Fraud Examiners


  • Elton Bohman Professorship
  • Gibson Professor Award – Texas Lutheran University – 2011-12
  • TLU Distinguished Faculty Award – 2014
  • Faculty of the year – Texas Lutheran University – 2013


  • Honorary Fellow Award – TSCPA – June, 2011
  • Meritorious Service to the Accounting Profession Award – TSCPA – 2007 (highest award given by the professional association)


Ethics questions for Texas CPA candidates, TSBPA, 2008, 2013

Author, Pathways Commission paper defining accounting competencies, Summer 2012

Co-author, Pathways Commission recommendations for changes in accounting higher education, Summer 2012

“What Would You Do? An exercise in Making Ethical Business Decisions,” The TLU Reader, Summer 2011

Co-author, education committee’s response to NASBA’s white paper on 120/150 hour issue for CPA exam eligibility, Spring 2009

Co-author, NASBA’s response to International Association of Education Standards draft education standards, Spring 2009


American Accounting Association – Teaching and Learning Conference, speaker, topic – Accounting Competencies from Pathways Commission, August 4, 2012

Pathways Commission – Public Meeting, speaker, topic – recommendations for accounting higher education, February 26, 2011

American Accounting Association – Annual Meeting, speaker, topic – ethics education, August 2, 2010

American Accounting Association – Teaching and Learning Conference, speaker, topic – using debates as a learning tool, July 31, 2010

American Accounting Association – western regional meeting (Portland, Oregon), speaker, topic – state regulatory requirements for ethics education, May 1, 2010

San Antonio Chapter of TSCPA – leadership program (San Antonio), speaker, leadership issues, November 20, 2009

TSBPA Educators’ Conference (Austin), speaker, topic – regulatory issues, May 29, 2009

American Accounting Association – Accounting Program Leadership Group (Nashville, Tennessee), speaker, topic – professional issues, February 8-9, 2009