Professor John Treu brings a diverse experience base in higher education, law, and accounting. Dr. Treu is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Department Chair of Accounting in the Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. He teaches tax law and accounting to undergraduate, graduate, and law students. His research has been published in some of the top journals in the disciplines of accounting and law. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Treu practiced as a tax and business lawyer for over five years in the Salt Lake City and Washington DC areas. He assisted business clients with the creation of business entities, taxation, contract law, lending, estate planning, non-profit, and employment law. Other relevant prior experiences include working as a tax associate at a Big 4 accounting firm, founding an online continuing education company for tax professionals, and serving as corporate counsel and a member of the board of directors of a non-profit entity.
Dr. Treu earned an LL.M. in taxation at the New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. As the founder and incorporator of West Virginia Academy, Ltd., he joins as a member of the initial board of directors and will also serve as president of the organization on a voluntary basis. Dr. Treu was educated in public schools from kindergarten through high school and his children have attended North Elementary School in Morgantown.