Lori Whisenant

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall, 4171
University of Kansas


Academic Areas



  • District of Columbia bar
  • Certified Public Accountant (Oklahoma)


  • Ethics and Independence for Accountants, CCH, 2012 (with J. Scott Whisenant)
  • Auditor Independence, BNA Accounting Policy and Practice Portfolio 5510, 2011 (with J. Scott Whisenant)
  • Legal Analysis and Writing for Business Majors, McGraw-Hill, 2005
  • IRS Summons Power over Third-Party Information - Overview of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, The Tax Advisor, July 1999 (with Michael Urban and Jana DeSirgh)
  • Small Business Taxpayer Advance Pricing Agreements, The Tax Advisor, July 1998 (with Jana DeSirgh)
  • Section 1441 Final Withholding Regulations - Presumptions in Absence of Documentation, The Tax Advisor, July 1998 (with Jim Hemelt)
  • Structuring Home Sales to Save Clients Tax $$$, National Tax Practitioners Journal, 1994


  • Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown University
  • Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Oklahoma
  • B.A. in Psychology, The University of Texas at Tyler

Teaching Interests

  • Business law
  • Business ethics
  • Accounting ethics
  • Business writing
  • Tax

Research Interests

  • Business ethics
  • Accounting ethics
  • Tax

Selected Publications

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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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