Dr. Kay M. Poston

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Dr. Kay M. Poston

Professor of Accounting

Office: FH 247
Phone: 843-661-1476



D.B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
M.Acc., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Areas of Expertise:

Cost Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Emphasis on Strategic Cost Management


A Certified Public Accountant, Dr. Poston has had substantial professional experience, including service on the faculties of the University of Missouri—Columbia, Drexel University and Arizona State-West.  She has focused her research upon cost and managerial accounting, with numerous presentations and publications.  She has made numerous presentations to national and regional meetings of the American Accounting Association, the national association for faculty in accounting.  Additionally, her research has appeared in several edited books as well as journals such as Advances in Management Accounting, Cases from Management Accounting Practice, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Cost Management, and The Journal of Cost Analysis.