John Tripp, PhD, CPA
Daniels 363
School of Accountancy
John Tripp

Biography at a Glance

John Tripp is professor of taxation for the Daniels College of Business.  He joined the University of Denver as an instructor in 1979, and was named assistant professor after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1980.  Tripp was named associate professor in 1985 and professor in 1995.   Previously, he served as a teaching fellow for the University of Houston. Academic Professional Activities

  • 2010 Chapter in three text books: “PART V  The Alternative Minimum Tax and Tax Credits “ Federal Taxation, 2011 EditionIndividual Taxation, 2011 EditionFederal Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts, 2011 Edition;  contributing author, James W. Pratt and William N. Kulsrud, General Editors,  Cengage Publications, Inc., 2010
  • 2010 Deloitte Tax Case National Competition-Coached the DU Undergraduate Student Team to an Honorable Mention Result.
  • 2010 National Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Advisor- One of five Chapter Advisors in the Country, out of more than 260 Chapters, to receive this recognition.
  • 2009 CPA’s That Make A Difference – awarded by the Colorado Society of CPAs to CPAs that contribute significant amounts of time and energy to nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact in the community.
  • 2010 Co-Chairman of the COPAS-Colorado Tax Committee-The Council of Petroleum Accountants Society- Colorado has more than 700 members that are professional accountants.


Ph.D., Tax Accounting, University of Houston Masters of Taxation, University of Denver MSBA, Accounting, University of Denver BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University