Meet the Dean

Peter AghimienPeter Aghimien

Dean and Professor 

DBA, Louisiana Tech University 

MBA, Louisiana Tech University 

BSBA, The Ohio State University; FCA, CGMA, CPA


The newly appointed dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, Dr. Peter Aghimien is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.  He graduated with a baccalaureate from The Ohio State University (Accounting and Economics), and Master’s and Doctorate degrees (Accounting/Economics/Finance) from Louisiana Tech University.  Additionally, he has been inducted into Beta Alpha Psi (National Accounting Honor Fraternity), Beta Gamma Sigma (Honor Society for Business), and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Honor Society in Economics). He previously served as a faculty at Grambling State University, as well as Professor and Chair of Accounting at Indiana University South Bend.  

For excellence in teaching and service, he received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award conferred by the Indiana CPA Society. Additionally, Dr. Aghimien has been recognized with the Indiana University's Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University system-wide Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, and Outstanding Educator Award by Grambling State University. He is a multiple recipient of the Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics awards that recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service. He is also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar award.

Dr. Aghimien has held Visiting Professorships at St. Xavier University Chicago; King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia; Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; Université du Sud Toulon-Var, France; and Tennessee State University, Nashville.  His teaching and research interests include international accounting, auditing, managerial, and financial accounting. In addition to teaching and research activities, he has performed accounting services as a licensed certified public accountant.