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Lawrence D. Morriss Jr.

Accounting and Information Systems, Finance
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4108

Academic Areas

Accounting and Finance


MSF, University of Missouri Kansas City

BSBA Accounting, University of Missouri Columbia



Certified Fraud Examiner

Certified in Financial Forensics

Certified Valuation Analyst


  • Financial expert in business valuations
  • Financial expert in commercial litigation damage issues.
  • Financial expert in corporate turnarounds and bankruptcies.
  • Financial expert in forensic accounting investigations.


  • ACCT 321 Intermediate Accounting for Finance
  • ACCT 728 Financial Analysis
  • ACCT 741 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 895 Graduate Seminar in Accounting, Financial Analysis
  • FIN 428 Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • FIN 466 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIN 468 Corporate Financial Policy
  • FIN 728 Fair Valuation

Teaching Interests

  • Accounting
  • Finance

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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