Mollie Adams

Mollie Adams

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Accounting

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2167
    (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 302 Intermediate Accounting II, and ATG 601 Financial Accounting Theory.

Teaching Awards

Teaching Innovation Award, Awarded by the American Taxation Association for “The Not so Pokey Hokies” with Kerry Inger and Michele Meckfessel - 2017


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., Inger, K. K., Meckfessel, M. D. (2020). Meeting the Demands of the Accounting Curriculum: An Integrated Approach using a Tax Research Case Assignment. Advances in Accounting Education, 24.

Adams, M. T., Meckfessel, M. D. (2021 ). Are All Non-GAAP Disclosures Created Equal? Business Horizons, 64(1 ).

Adams, M. T., Inger, K., and Meckfessel, M. (2017). The Not so Pokey Hokies. Issues in Accounting Education, 32(4).

Adams, M. T., Bailey, W., and Petravick, G. (2017). Your Client Has Been RIFFED. Now What? The Practical Lawyer

Adams, M. T., and Bhandari, S. (2017). On the Definition, Measurement, and Use of the Free Cash Flow Concept in Financial Reporting and Analysis: A Review and Recommendations. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 17(1).


Adams, M. T. (Presenter & Author), Bailey, W. (Presenter and Author), Midyear Meeting - JL TR Conference, "Emerging Cryptocurrencies: Striking the Proper Balance between IRS Audit Authority and Taxpayer Rights to Privacy", American Taxation Association, Fort Worth, TX. (February, 2020).

Adams, M. T. (Author Only), Inger, K. K. (Author Only), Meckfessel, M. D. (Presenter and Author), Midyear Meeting - JL TR Conference, "Reasonable Compensation: Circuit Court Differences Create Confusion and Inconsistency", American Taxation Association, Fort Worth, TX. (February, 2020).

Adams, M. T. (Presenter & Author), Inger, K. K. (Author Only), Meckfessel, M. D. (Author Only), Teaching and Curriculum Conference, "Cringle's House of Trees - A Reasonable Compensation Tax Research Case", American Taxation Association, Fort Worth, TX. (February, 2020).

Adams, M. T., "Accounting Standards Update - Redefining Liabilities", Institute of Management Accountants - Central Illinois Chapter, Peoria, IL. (May, 2019).

Adams, M. T., "Accounting Standard Update", Institute of Management Accountants, Central Illinois Chapter. (May, 2018).

Bailey, W., Lewer, J. J., Adams, M. T., Bradley University Presentation, "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Legislative Changes Overview", Bradley University Foster College of Business, Peoria, IL. (February, 2018).

Adams, M. T. (Author Only), Inger, K. (Presenter & Author), Meckfessel, M. (Presenter and Author), Midyear Meeting, "The Not So Pokey Hokies", American Taxation Association, New Orleans, LA. (February, 2018).

Adams, M. T. (Presenter and Author), Accounting Standards Update, Central Illinois Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (May, 2017). 


Dr. Adams serves on many committees for the Department of Accounting, Foster College of Business and university as a whole.