Dr. Charles Walts


Dr. Charles Walts, associate professor of accounting and finance, has served on the faculty of HSU for 15 years. After finishing his master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, he began his professional career with what is now Ernst and Young, an international public accounting firm.

He received his CPA license in 1974 and spent over six years an auditor. He then entered industry and ultimately became the CFO of a holding company with major interests in the transportation industry. He has done independent consulting in the fields of accounting and finance before beginning a career in academe.

Walts completed his doctorate in 2003 and has taught numerous courses in accounting and finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He brings to the classroom not just academic knowledge but real-world practical experience and application.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1971
  • Master of Professional Accountancy, University of Texas, 1973
  • Doctor of Business Administration, University of Sarasota, 2003
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network