Kevin Wall is a researcher at Harvard Business School (HBS) in the finance unit. He is also the co-editor of the Harvard Law School forum on corporate governance and financial regulation. His primary areas of interest are taxation, corporate governance, business ethics and law, accounting, and closely held businesses. He has developed and co-authored several cases used at HBS and distributed by HBS Publishing. Wall returned to academia after 35 years in the professions of accounting and law. He is a faculty member at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as an adjunct law school faculty member teaching accounting for lawyers. Prior to joining Harvard, he was a member of the management of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young as well as an officer and financial executive at Massport, a revenue bond authority that owns and manages Logan Airport and the port of Boston. He is a practicing CPA and attorney. Wall received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Bentley University, his MBA from the Carroll School at Boston College, his JD from Suffolk University Law School, and his LLM in taxation from the graduate tax program at Boston University Law School. Wall enjoys teaching at the Extension School because of the diverse student body, who he thinks are among the most intellectually curious and hard working students he has ever had the pleasure to teach.