John Cooper

College of Business and Economics
Office Location ST514


John began his professional accounting career at Ernst & Young in the emerging business group. This experience included audit, tax, and consulting with newly formed business organizations. He then transitioned to his own firm which provided tax, accounting, valuation, and litigation services. Prior to coming to CSULA he was an adjunct professor at San Diego State University teaching individual and corporate tax classes as well as business reporting for accountants and financial and managerial accounting. 


  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Business Communications


Research interests include:

  • Firm Value
  • Accounting and Tax Decision Making Processes
  • Economic Damages
  • Entrepreneurship


Title Date
The Influence of Entity Choice and Buyer Type on Firm Value in Closely Held Businesses, Working Paper 2019
Reasonable Compensation after New IRC Sec. 199A, Cooper, Oestreich, and Hahn 2018
Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting, California Society of CPAs, Presentation 2018
Case Based Teaching in Forensic Accounting, American Accounting Association, Southwest Region Meeting 2016
Appraisal Considerations in C to S Conversions, Practical Tax Strategies, November 2015




D.B.A. Accounting

  • University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL

M.S. Accounting/Taxation

  • San Diego State University

    San Diego, CA

B.S. Education - English/Philosophy

  • Illinois State University
    Normal, IL