Delvin Seawright

Contact

Dr. Delvin Seawright
Assistant Professor of Accounting
School of Accounting & Information Systems

Phone: (409)880-8609
Email: dseawright@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 225

Ph.D.   Morgan State University
M.S.   Alabama State University
B.S.   Spring Hill College
CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
CPA – Certified Public Accountant
CGFM – Certified Government Financial Manager

Courses Taught

Bachelors:

Governmental Accounting 
Intro to Financial Accounting

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Lamar University (August, 2015 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Graduate Research Assistant, Morgan State University (August, 2011 - May, 2015), Baltimore, Maryland.

Adjunct Accounting Instructor, Troy University - Montgomery Campus (January, 2010 - March, 2011), Montgomery, Alabama.

Non-Academic Experience 

Senior Accountant, Alabama Department of Rehab Services (April, 2007 - March, 2010), Montgomery, Alabama.

Staff Accountant, Alabama Department of Human Resources (October, 2001 - April, 2007), Montgomery, Alabama.

Accountant, Alabama Department of Public Health (November, 1999 - October, 2001), Montgomery, Alabama.

Accounting Specialist, Dana Corporation (January, 1999 - November, 1999), Montgomery, Alabama.

Service

Service to the Institution   

Department Assignments  

Faculty Advisor:
2016-2017 – 2020-2021:  NABA Student Chapter  
2015-2016 – 2020-2021:  Student Academic Advising  

 

Member:
2018-2019:  Accounting Faculty Search Committee  
2015-2016:  Accounting Faculty Search Committee  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015-2016 – 2019-2020:  Reaud Honors College Faculty (by petition)  

 

Writing Student Recommendations:
2015-2021:  Writing student recommendations

 

College Assignments  

Chair:
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - Scholarly Activity) (Co-Chair)  
2020-2021:  CoB Academic Advisor Selection Committee
2020-2021:  Scholarly Activity Task Force    
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Economic Challenges Task Force  
2019-2020:  Facilities and Technology Committee  
2019-2020:  Community Service Committee  
2018-2019:  Retention Committee  
2018-2019:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee  
2018-2019:  Commencement Committee   Member:
2017-2018:  Retention Committee  
2015-2016 – 2017-2018:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2020-2021:  Presenter - CoB Cardinal Community  
2015-2016 – 2020-2021:  Commencement Faculty Marshal  

 

Writing Student Recommendations:
2015-2021:  Writing student recommendations 

 

University Assignments

Committee Member:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  President's Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity  
2019-2020:  Diversity Program Planning Committee (DPPC)  
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Black History Month Planning Committee  
2017-2018:  University Grade Review Committee  
2016-2017:  2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Planning Committee  
2016-2017:  Multicultural Student Organizations Advisory Council  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2019-2020:  Panelist - Men of Excellence Kickoff  
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  NPHC - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc - Epsilon Rho Chapter  
2018-2019:  National Pan-Hellenic Council  
2016-2017:  Unity & Peace Candlelight Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy  

 

Writing Student Recommendations:
2019-2021:  Writing student recommendations

 

Service to the Profession     

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2017 – 2020:  Journal of Business Cases and Applications.

 

Reviewer - Book / Textbook
2020:  Cambridge Business Publishers.   Textbook: Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Organizations; Authors: Patton, Patton, Ives

 

Leadership role in professional/scientific society
2019 – 2020:  Southeast Texas TSCPA Board.   At-Large Director; two year term beginning May 1, 2020 
Member: Committee/Task Force
2009 – 2020:  AGA Professional Ethics Board.

 

Officer: Organization / Association
2019:  AGA Houston Chapter, Houston, Texas.  Chapter President-Elect, July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020  2018:  Morgan State University Greater Houston Area Alumni Chapter, Houston, Texas.  Chapter Treasurer 2010 – 2011:  AGA - Regional Coordinator of Membership.

 

Other Professional Service Activities
2019:  NABA Houston Metro Chapter 2019 ACAP Program, Houston, Texas.   Served as a judge for student Shark Tank-like presentations during the 2019 Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP). July 19, 2019.
2018:  39th Annual NABA Western Region Student Conference, Dallas, Texas.  Panelist: Advance Degrees (Master’s and Ph.D.) Session

 

Presentation
2019:  NABA Houston Metro Chapter 2019 ACAP Program, Houston, Texas.   Presented a session entitled "Freshmen Year: What to Expect" during the 2019 Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP). July 19, 2019.
2018:  NABA Houston Metro Chapter 2018 ACAP Program, Houston, Texas.
2017:  NABA Houston Metro Chapter 2017 ACAP Program, Houston, Texas.   Presented session on college preparation during the chapter's 2017 Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP).
2016:  AGA Austin Chapter, Austin, Texas.   Presented a session entitled "Passing the Baton in Government Financial Management: But, Where are the Millennials?" at the December (8th) 2016 monthly CPE Event.

 

Service to the Community   

Member of a Committee
2020: BISD Strategic Planning/Visioning Group
2016:  Community Development Corporation (CDC) Committee - Maxson Memorial COGIC

 

Other Community Service Activities
2016 – 2019:  Reading Coach Volunteer - BISD Reach Out And Read (ROAR) Program
2016 – 2019:  Southeast Texas Food Bank, Monthly volunteer; primarily on Family Box Day the second Saturday of each month.
2015 – 2019:  Gift of Life Ribbon Run - Team Captain - LU CoB Team
2016:  Reading Coach Volunteer - BISD Reach Out And Read (ROAR) Program
2011:  Camp Cash Flow - Auburn University Montgomery

 

Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2016:  Guest Teacher - World Missions Bible Study, Maxson Memorial COGIC
2016:  Guest Teacher - World Missions Bible Study, Maxson Memorial COGIC
2016:  Guest Presenter - BISD Taylor Career & Technology Center, Business Management Program
2016:  Commencement Speaker - Gulfport Job Corps Center Winter 2016 Commencement Exercise
2016:  Conference Speaker - Y2Y Listening and Learning Session with the Job Corps National Director 2015:  Commencement Speaker - Montgomery Job Corps Center Summer 2015 Commencement Exercise

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Seawright, D. D. (2021).  Ethical Behavior Produces Useful Financial Information.   Journal of Government Financial Management.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2019).  A Winning Workforce is an Ethical Workforce.   Journal of Government Financial Management.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2019).  Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Fees.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2018).  Ethical Behavior: The Cornerstone of the Government Financial Management Profession.   Journal of Government Financial Management, 67 (2), 54-55.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2018). Employee of Independent Contractor? An Instructional Case Dilemma with Income Tax Implications.   Journal of Business Cases and Applications, 20.
  • Cox, J. C., & Seawright, D. D. (2018).  Ethical Leadership in Government Financial Management.   Journal of Government Financial Management, 66 (4), 50-51.
  • Seawright, D. (2017).  Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Committee Diligence.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 21.
  • Mulvaney, T. (2016).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Seawright, D. (2016).  Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Committee Diligence.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 21.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Seawright, D. D., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 2, 23-37.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2013).  Overcoming Internal Audit Issues with Professionalism and Integrity.   Journal of Business Cases and Applications, 7.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Seawright, D. (2017).  Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Fees.   AABRI International Conference 2017.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2016).  Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Committee Diligence.  AABRI International Conference 2016.Teaching and Learning Scholarship
  • Seawright, D. (2017).  Employee or Independent Contractor? An Instructional Case Involving a Worker Classification Dilemma.   AABRI International Conference 2017.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Seawright, D. D., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2015).  LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
Presentations of Refereed Papers   
  • Seawright, D. D. (2017). Employee or Independent Contractor? An Instructional Case Involving a Worker Classification Dilemma.  AABRI International Conference 2017, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2017). Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Fees.  AABRI International Conference 2017, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Seawright, D. D. (2016). Politically Skilled Audit Committee Directors and Audit Committee Diligence. AABRI International Conference 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cavaliere, F. J., Mulvaney, T. P., Seawright, D. D., & Swerdlow, M. R. (2015). LARPing It Up: An Innovative Classroom Exercise about Stock Options Utilizing Student Role Playing.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Seawright, D. (2012). Overcoming internal audit issues with professionalism and integrity.   The Ph.D. Project ADSA Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.