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James Plečnik, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

James Plečnik, Ph.D. James Plečnik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University


Faculty Advisor, Accounting Society


You can contact James Plecnik at jplecni1@lmu.edu.

James Plecnik joins LMU’s accounting faculty as an assistant professor of accounting. His research interests include tax avoidance, individual taxation, corporate taxation and ethics. James taught individual taxation and introductory accounting classes during his time as a doctoral student in the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis. His research has been published in various tax journals and he’s presented at multiple academic conferences and CPE events.

James earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in philosophy from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Memphis, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Memphis. He is a CPA with experience in both public accounting and small businesses.

Education (3)

University of Memphis: Ph.D., Accounting

University of Memphis: M.S., Taxation

Belmont Abbey College: B.S., Accounting

Areas of Expertise (5)

Tax Avoidance

Flow-through Entities

Corporate Taxation


Individual Taxation

Industry Expertise (1)