Wallace Wilder

Dean and KPMG Chair of Accountancy

Wallace Mark Wilder

Dr. Mark Wilder is Dean and KPMG Chairholder in the Patterson School of Accountancy.


Dr. Mark Wilder is Dean and KPMG Professor in the Patterson School of Accountancy at The University of Mississippi.  His educational background includes a bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama, an MBA from the University of South Alabama, and a PhD in Accounting from Florida State University.  Dr. Wilder is a CPA and has been on the faculty at Ole Miss since 1993.  Mark’s expertise is in financial accounting and he continues to teach the two intermediate courses as well as a doctoral seminar in financial accounting.  He has published in a variety of journals including Accounting Horizons, Advances in Taxation, the Journal of International Accounting Research, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Journal of Computer and Information Systems, the CPA Journal, and others.

Dr. Wilder has been instrumental in the development of the School of Accountancy’s highly successful internship program.  He has also been active in the Mississippi Society of CPAs for the past decade, previously serving as president of the Northeast Chapter, as state-wide Treasurer, an appointment on the Board of Governors, and as chair of the Awards, Education, and Scholarships Committee.

Mark has received several honors and awards over the past few years.  He has received the top two campus-wide faculty awards at Ole Miss including the Faculty Achievement Award in 2004 and the The Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005.  In 2006, Mark was The University of Mississippi HEADWAE Faculty Honoree, and was also honored as the MSCPA Outstanding Educator for 2006.  He is also a two-time winner of both of the Patterson School’s top faculty awards (the Outstanding Teacher Award and the Outstanding Researcher Award).

On a personal note, Mark was an All-American and ALL-SEC tennis performer at the collegiate level and attained an ATP World Ranking of #298 in 1987.  He was inducted into the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.  Mark is married to the former Denise (Dede) English from Pensacola, FL.  They have sons Zach and Sam.



B.S. Mathematics, The University of Alabama (1985)

M.B.A. Accounting, University of South Alabama (1989)

Ph.D. Accounting, Florida State University (1994)