Specialties: Measures of Fairness of the Tax System (horizontal equity), the Effects of the Alternative Minimum Tax on Horizontal Equity, Tax Policy Issues
University of Oregon, Eugene
Fulbright Scholar 2011-2012
Accounting Department Chairperson
Sage Hall 1463, (920) 424-1040
(As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Westort is doing research, and teaching in Egypt during the 2011-2012 academic year. Peter is regularly posting to his blog. Read his blog entries.)
Dr. Westort earned his B.A. from Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia, Canada and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern Maine. His Ph.D. is from the University of Oregon. Dr. Westort is a certified Public Accountant and a former Internal Revenue Service Revenue Agent. In addition to being in Public Accounting for several years, he has taught at the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Berry College in Rome, Georgia. His research interests are in tax policy and the fairness of the federal income tax system, and the impact of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). He was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Refereed Journal Article (Published)
"Does Ownership Form in Community Banking Impact Profitability?" Co-authored with R. Cummings and R. Kashian. Managerial Finance. 2010.
Book Chapter (Published)
Kashian, R., Cummings, R., Westort, P. (2009). The Economic Considerations of Subchapter S Corporations. 2009. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Taxation, Tax Policies and Income Taxes.
American Accounting Association
American Taxation Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, Coordinator
UW Oshkosh Credit Union, Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO)
American Field Service (AFS) Intercultural Exchange Volunteer