Kelly Wentland

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Kelly Wentland
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-5476
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 232
Office Hours: By appointment

Personal Websites


Kelly Wentland is an assistant professor of accounting in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. Prior to coming to Mason, she was an AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary research interests are in taxation, accounting information, and firm decision making. She has published in The Accounting Review, Management Science, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, and the Journal of Housing Economics. Before entering her PhD program, she completed her bachelor’s in accounting and mass communication at Miami University of Ohio and worked in KPMG’s Washington, D.C., and Tysons Corner, VA offices first in audit and then in tax. She holds a Virginia CPA license (license active 2008-2019; expired status since 2020).

Research Interests

  • Taxation
  • Accounting information
  • Firm decision making


  • PhD - Accounting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS - Accounting and Mass Communication, Miami University of Ohio

Research and Awards

  • Received a Research Award for her dissertation titled "The Effect of Industrial Diversification on Firm Taxes" from AAA/Grant Thornton in 2015
  • Received the 2023 GMU Career Connection Award and was nominated for the 2023 GMU Teaching Excellence Award and GMU Online Teaching Excellence Award

Teaching Interests

  • Tax