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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Daniel J. Williams, CPA, M.S.

Title: Instructor
Department: Department of Retailing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-576-6528
Fax: 803-777-4357
Office: Close-Hipp 714
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Daniel J. Williams, instructor, retailing


M.S., Accountancy, Ferris State University
B.S., Accountancy, Ferris State University


Daniel J. Williams serves as an instructor for the Department of Retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management  at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at USC in fall 2017, Williams served on the faculty at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as an accounting professor for 17 years. He taught courses in accounting principles, intermediate accounting, income taxes and auditing while working at Shepherd.

Prior to taking a position in academia, Williams had nearly four years of experience working for the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue in Virginia in the cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk. He has held positions as both a business tax auditor and audit supervisor. While serving in these positions, he conducted audits of business licenses, personal property taxes, meal, lodging and admission taxes.

Soon after graduating from college and before working for the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue, Williams worked for several years in public accounting firms in both South Bend, Indiana, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He held positions as both staff accountant and senior accountant while preparing business and individual tax returns and performing multiple audit, review and compilation services.

While a student at Ferris State University, Williams was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Later while serving as a faculty member at Shepherd University, he was inducted into Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity.

Williams currently maintains an active certified public accountant (CPA) license in both Virginia and West Virginia and participates in more than 40 hours of continuing professional education every calendar year.


  • RETL 261 – Principles of Accounting I
  • RETL 262 – Principles of  Accounting II

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • West Virginia Council for Accounting Educators

Community Service

Williams currently serves on the board of directors of Horses With Hearts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization. He has also served as the treasurer of his homeowners association and church finance committee. 


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