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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donald Morris  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born in Chicago and attended DePaul University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Currently I teach at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

CPA since 1981. Former owner/manager of Donald Morris CPA PC, Roselle, Illinois. Professor of accounting at University of Illinois Springfield.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Tax Cheating: Illegal--But Is It Immoral? (Excelsior Editions)
ISBN: 1438442718

Excelsior Editions. 2012

An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.

Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances
ISBN: 1591024021

Prometheus Books. 2006

Can you recognize an opportunity when it comes your way? Even though the concept seems fairly basic, most people harbor regrets about missed opportunities that in retrospect might have significantly improved their lives. This book will give you the critical tools to sort through the complexities that often obscure the perception of an opportunity and help you take full advantage of what author Donald Morris calls "high-end opportunities" — pivotal situations that can change your life for the better.
Morris begins by developing a model of opportunity in the abstract, analyzing its elements and the contexts and frameworks that affect our recognition of opportunities. Drawing from a wide range of applications, including investing, business, law, criminology, gambling, and even religion, he shows how opportunities can be defined in various contexts. He also examines highly undesirable situations, where opportunity is lacking, such as poverty and historical instances of slavery, to further illustrate, by way of contrast, the defining characteristics of opportunity.
How does a significant opportunity differ from a simple option? How does taking advantage of opportunities differ from being an opportunist? Does our ability to predict the future affect our opportunities? What do we mean by equality of opportunity? By addressing these and other probing questions, Morris shows how to develop more critical perceptions of real opportunities.

Accounting Desk Book with CD (2011)
ISBN: 0808024930

CCH, Inc.. 2010

The 2011 Accounting Desk Book is a practical readable guide that provides insightful and clear explanations for CPAs and financial services professionals on key areas of daily accounting practice. It explores dozens of important accounting and finance issues from IRS practice to equity strategies

from budgeting to depreciation

from e-commerce to expert witness testimony.

The Desk Book offers straightforward discussion of significant developments that help the accountant understand and apply relevant accounting principles, legal requirements and tax rules. It discusses important pronouncements from the FASB, GASB and the IASB, along with updated information on PCAOB activities. This handy guide examines the financial reporting presentation requirements and required disclosures and reviews and updates the reader on specialized accounting topics needed for the proper treatment of a transaction. The book provides information that is key to the consideration of an engagement in a new area of practice or to field a client's question. New developments are discussed within the context of the topics in each chapter.

Man Speaks Dog: Dog Teaches Man
ISBN: 1572239794

Willow Creek Pr. 2004

In this humorous book about dogs, fun, light-hearted facts and quotations are perfectly paired with entertaining fullcolor photos. Fun facts include the world's largest dog (an Old English Mastiff named Zorba, who weighed 343 pounds and was 8'3'' long from nose to tail), world's oldest dog (an Australian cattle dog who lived to be 29 years and 5 months!), the best drug sniffing dogs, smallest dogs, tallest dogs, plus facts about dogs' eyesight, sense of smell, regurgitation habits, territorial behavior, bad breath, foot problems, and more. Additionally, over 200 quotations about dogs and how they affect our lives are part of this unique, intriguing, and entertaining book.


Awards

-- Tax Cheating: Illegal--But Is It Immoral? is a 2013 category finalist by the Eric Hoffer book awards and finalist for the book of the year in political science by Foreword book awards.