Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon

Title: Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Building: COB 350.17
Phone: 903.565.5893


  • D.B.A. Louisiana Tech University, 1988 (Major: Accounting; Minors: Quantitative Analysis, Economics)
  • M.S. Baylor University, 1972 (Economics)
  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin, 1970 (Economics)


Dr. Gordon has had a varied professional career in public accounting, banking, oil and gas, manufacturing, and higher education. His consulting has been in the areas of manufacturing, agri-business and service industries. He is tenured at UT Tyler as a Full Professor, is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and is certified in Lean-Six Sigma.
He is also an entrepreneur. He began a manufacturing company in Merida, Mexico that manufactures law enforcement uniforms and accoutrements distributed to law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and Canada. He started the company in 1999 with no employees and grew the company to almost 700 employees prior to selling it 5 years ago. The company was an ISO 9000-certified factory, and certified by Underwriter Laboratories (UL), among others. He is fluent in Spanish as well as the Mexican culture.
Professor Gordon’s academic research and teaching is informed by his experience. He teaches Management and Cost Accounting. His research interests are primarily related to leadership and innovative techniques to obtain more relevant accounting data to continuously improve. He has published 4 books, the latest is on Trust Leadership. He has about 70 journal articles and presentations at academic conferences.
Gordon has presented at practitioner conferences such as ASQ’s Lean Six Sigma Summit, served as an invited panelist on continuous improvement at the North American Manufacturing Strategies Summit and was recently invited to speak in San Jose, Costa Rica: Gestion de Costos para Mejorar Desempeno y Rentabilidad.

Curriculum Vitae