Mollie Adams

Assistant Professor & MSA Program Coordinator

Baker Hall 425
(309) 677-2284

Ph. D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.B.A., Missouri State University
B.S., Missouri State University


Mollie Adams joined the Bradley faculty in 2010. Dr. Adams is a CPA and has worked in public accounting in the areas of tax and audit as well as in private industry.


Dr. Adams’ teaching interests are in the areas of financial accounting and taxation. She currently teaches ATG 301 Intermediate Accounting I, ATG 302 Intermediate Accounting II, and ATG 601 Financial Accounting Theory.


Dr. Adams' research interests include tax compliance and other practical tax and accounting issues. Her work has appeared in practical journals such as the Journal of Accountancy.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2015). The New Landscape of Innocent Spouse Equitable Relief.  Practical Tax Strategies

Adams, M. T. (2014). Using the Theory of Reasoned Action and Audit Reminder Messages to  Increase Tax Compliance: An Experimental Study Over Repeated Periods. Journal of Accounting, Ethics &  Public Policy, 15(2), 357-393. 

Troutman, C. S., Adams, M. T. (2013). The Capitalization Versus Deduction Rules Simplified:  Acquisition or Production of Tangible Property and Subsequent Expenditures. The CPA Journal, 83(4), 40-51.  

Seymoure, S. M., Adams, M. T. (2012). Thoughts on Improving Performance Evaluations in Public Accounting. The CPA Journal, 82(9), 68-71.

Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2012). Avoiding Missteps Under the LIFO Conformity Rule. The  Journal of Accountancy, 214(2), 60-64. 

Petravick, G. P., Troutman, C. S., Adams, M. T. (2011). Advising Financial Stressed Clients. Journal  of Accountancy, 212(3), 50-55. 

Selected Publications in the Last Five Years

Adams, M. T., Seymoure, S. M. (2012). Guiding the Future of Public Accountants: Recommendations for Mentoring Programs at CPA Firms. CPA Focus

Petravick, G. P., Adams, M. T., Troutman, C. S. (2011). Avoiding Traps for the Unwary: Counseling Clients  with Financial Difficulties. The Practical Lawyer, 19-27. 

Research Awards

  • "Lawler Award for Best Paper - 2011", Journal of Accountancy, 2012


Dr. Adams serves as an Foster College of Business representative on the University Senate.