Robert McGee, PhD Philosophy 2000
Author, Associate Professor at Fayetteville State University
"I earned my Bradford PhD in philosophy in 2000, at the age of 53. Since then I have been engaged in a number of interesting activities. In 2001-2002 I worked as a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of its Accounting Reform project in Bosnia. I spent 13 months there, alternating between Sarajevo and Banja Luka. I was placed in charge of assisting the Finance Ministry convert the country to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). I was also in charge of helping all 8 universities upgrade their accounting curricula to include International Standards."
At the end of the project I moved to Miami, where I resumed my teaching career as an accounting professor [I also have a PhD in accounting, and am a certified public accountant and attorney]. I also managed to land short-term assignments as a visiting professor in Australia, China, Denmark, Estonia, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Romania, Russia, Thailand and Ukraine, and had consulting assignments in Bulgaria, Russia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ukraine, in addition to Bosnia. I drafted the accounting law for Armenia and Bosnia, reviewed the accounting law for Mozambique, and reviewed securities legislation for Turkey.
In 2012, I moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where I accepted a position as an accounting professor. I resumed the martial arts training I had abandoned in the mid-1980s. Because I hadn’t trained since 1986, I had to start over as a white belt. After some intense training, I received my black belt in taekwondo. I like to compete in tournaments, and managed to win 18 gold, 10 silver and 2 bronze medals in National Championship tournaments in the 60-99 year-old division. In 2015, I won 3 silver medals in the TaekwondoWorld Championship tournament. I am currently ranked #2 in the world in the Songahm Taekwondo style.
Since 1975 I have published 58 nonfiction books and more than 700 articles in a half dozen disciplines. The Social Science Research Network ranks me #15 in the world for business school professors and #37 All-Time for all social scientists. Research Gate has ranked me #1 in the world for my scholarship in social and political philosophy, ethics, business ethics, law and accounting (all in 2015). Various studies over the years have ranked me #1 in the world for both accounting ethics and business ethics.
In 2014, I published my first novel – Justifiable Homicide: A Political Thriller – which made the Amazon Best-Seller list. My first novelette – Annie and the Senator: A Story of Vigilante Justice – also made the Amazon Best-Seller list.
I continue to teach accounting during the day. In my free time I continue to write novels and train for the next taekwondo world championship.
Published November 2015