Albert Spalding

Albert Spalding


Associate Professor of Accounting





Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 309
Detroit, MI 48201

Albert Spalding

Academic Programs

  • Accounting


Ethics, Business ethics, Epistemology, Moral sense, Morality, Corporate governance, Tax, Taxation, Income tax, Estate tax, Gift tax, Generation-skipping tax, Fiduciary accounting, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Audit committee, Board of directors, Liability 

Research and teaching interests

  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Legal Studies in Business
  • Forensic and Tax Accounting
  • Cognitive Science of Religion 



  • PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies), Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN, 2013
  • MA Psychology (Industrial/Organizational), Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ, 2007.
  • MA Humanities (Philosophy), California State University-Dominguez Hills, 2006.
  • JD, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, 1979.
  • MBA, George Washington University School of Business, Washington, DC, 1978.
  • BBA, University of Michigan School of Business, Ann Arbor, 1974.





  • Attorney, State Bar of Michigan, 1979
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Michigan, 1981
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), American Institute of CPAs, 2009

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor, Wayne State University, August 1993 to present.
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, January 1987 to July 1993.
  • Lecturer, Wayne State University, August 1983 to December 1986
  • Attorney, Albert Spalding, PLC, August 1981 to present.
  • Personal Financial Planner, Plante Moran, CPAs, Southfield, Michigan, 1980 to 1981.
  • Tax Accountant, Arthur Young & Co. (Now Ernst & Young), Detroit, Michigan 1979 to 1980.
  • Tax Law Specialist/IRS Agent, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC, 1976 to 1979.


  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • Polanyi Society
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology
  • State Bar of Michigan / Michigan Bar Association