Roger Lewis is a Professor at West Virginia University at Parkersburg and teaches accounting courses.
Lewis teaches Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II, Managerial Accounting and Cost Accounting. However, during his time teaching he has taught virtually everything in the business curriculum at some time or other such as Statistics, Principles of Accounting I and II, Advanced Accounting, Auditing, Federal Taxation, Production Management, Principles of Management, Office Management, Business Finance, Personal Finance and others.
Lewis founded the WVU Parkersburg Student Society of Accounting although he is currently inactive. Through this society, students from the university were nominated for the Outstanding Accounting Student State Award given by the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. In past years, WVU Parkersburg has had at least five or six award winners. Professionally, Lewis is involved in the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and its local Parkersburg chapter.
Lewis serves his community by serving on the Board of Directors of the Wood County/Parkersburg Public Library.
Lewis says that the Faculty Senate is important because it is a place to maintain a delicate balance of authority and responsibility in a constantly changing environment.
Scuba diving is Lewis’ non-educational hobby. He has been active in scuba diving since the 1970s. He was owner/operator with three partners of SCUBA WV, Inc. located in Parkersburg for 30 years. There, he taught recreational diving lessons, search and recovery diving for public service personnel, specialty courses in cave and cavern diving, wreck diving, rescue diving and night diving among other specialty diving interests. Through this company, Lewis organized and sponsored diving trips all over the world –to the Galapagos Islands to see whale sharks, to Truk Islands to visit World War II war ship wrecks, to Palu to see Pacific Ocean coral and creatures. Trips were also taken throughout the Caribbean, Florida, New Jersey and North Carolina wreck diving, etc. He feels that his diving experiences have made life interesting for an old “stick in the mud” accounting instructor.