Roger Lirely

Roger Lirely

Title: Chair and Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting
Building: COB 350.09
Phone: 903.565.5762


  • D.B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996 
  • M.S. in Accountancy, DePaul University, 1984 
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1974


Dr. Lirely assumed the responsibilities as the Department Chair of Accounting, Finance, and Business Law at The University of Texas at Tyler in the summer of 2010. Prior to his arrival he was a faculty member of Western Carolina University. He served WCU for several years as Department Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics and chaired the Assurance of Learning committees for the College of Business. 

Dr. Lirely has published in the Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, Entrepreneurial Executive, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law Review, Seton Hall Law Review, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, New Accountant, and others. Dr. Lirely is a native of southern Illinois. He is a devoted fan of baseball and enjoys reading, golf, movies and cooking.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Lirely's primary teaching interests are in individual and entity taxation, as well as principles of accounting. His research has focused on taxpayer rights, taxpayer litigation, flow-through entities and tax policy.

Curriculum Vitae