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Richard "Rick" Leaman, JD, CPA
Daniels 362
School of Accountancy
Richard Leaman

Biography at a Glance

Richard Leaman is professor of accountancy for the Daniels College of Business. He joined the College as assistant professor in 1991.  After receiving a JD from the University of Chicago in 1979, he was admitted to the Colorado Bar and served as tax partner and manager for KPMG Peat Marwick. Leaman has also served as adjunct professor for the Drake University graduate tax program.


  • JD, University of Chicago
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • AB, Stanford University

Academic Positions Held

  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, Daniels College of Business
  • Assistant Professor, Daniels College of Business
  • Adjunct Professor, Drake University

Academic Professional Activities

  • “The Rental Modification in Computing Unrelated Business Taxable Income: Muddling through the Morass” (co-authored with Gina M. Fields) The Tax Exempt Organization Tax Review, Vol 61, No. 1 July 2008 pp. 75–79.
  • “Should It Take an Act of Congress to Change an Asset’s Depreciation Recovery Period?” (Co-authored with Professor John C. Tripp), Journal of Legal Tax Research, Vol 6 2008 pp 11–23.
  • “MACRS Depreciation Class Lives: “Plain Language Approach of Taxpayers is Upheld by Circuits,” (Co-authored with Professor John C. Tripp), Journal of Taxation, Vol. 102, No. 6, June 2005, pp. 358–363.