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Assistant Professor

3138 L. William Seidman Center


  • School of Accounting


David M. Cannon, Ph.D., CIA, CISA, CPA, CCP is an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Kent State University, earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the State University of New York, and an M.S. in Taxation from the State University of New York at Albany. His teaching interests are in accounting information systems, internal auditing, and information systems auditing. His research areas include accounting information systems, and IT-based internal controls. Dr. Cannon's is published in the Journal of Systems and Software, the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance and has consulted in the area of financial information systems for several major corporations. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Michigan Association of CPAs.

Dr. Cannon received the Institute of Internal Auditors' William S. Smith Certificate of Honor award for outstanding performance on the May, 2005 Certified Internal Auditor exam. He also received the CISA Worldwide Achievement Award from ISACA for achieving the second highest score in the world on the June, 2004 Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.

  • PH.D., Accounting, Graduate School of Management, Graduate School of Management, Kent State University. "Contaminated Distributions: A New Perspective on the Financial Ratio." (2002).
  • MST, Taxation, State University of New York at Albany. (1988).
  • BS, Accounting, The University of the State of New York. (1986).

Teaching Areas
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Internal Auditing
  • Information Systems Auditing

  • Goldberg, S. R., Cannon, D. (in press). Blind Spots and Retirements Heist (3rd ed., vol. 23, pp. 83-85). Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance.
  • Cannon, D. Avoiding Dumb Things and the Price of Inequality (January/February 2013 ed.). The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance.
  • Goldberg, S. R., Cannon, D. Boomerang and Great Inspirational Leaders (2nd ed., vol. 23, pp. 85-87). Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

  • University, GVSU Fall 2012 Convocation, Attendee, Convocation, approximately 4 hours spent per year. (August 24, 2012 - Present).
  • University, GVSU Winter 2012 Commencement, Attendee, Graduation, approximately 5 hours spent per year. (April 28, 2012 - Present).
  • Student Organization, Minorities Interested in Business, Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), approximately 40 hours spent per year, Hours. (January 2010 - Present).