University of Oklahoma
Carter decided on an accounting major early in his first financial accounting class at the University of Oklahoma, as he quickly realized that the subject fit his way of thinking about the world. He enrolled in OU’s Master of Accountancy program after deciding to pursue an accounting PhD, in the hopes of researching information economics through the lens of accounting data. After graduating, he will head to Seattle to attend the University of Washington’s PhD program. At the University of Oklahoma, Carter served local nonprofits as both a pro-bono consultant and a temporary board member. He is an associate in the JCPenney Leadership Program, which has twice awarded him the Howell Leadership Scholarship. His other financial awards include the Rath Foundation and National Merit Scholarships, as well as scholarships that allowed him to study abroad in the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Carter earned a 4.0 GPA throughout his undergraduate and graduate programs, which led OU to nominate him for the FASB’s Postgraduate Technical Assistant program. In his free time, Carter enjoys reading fiction and playing sports, and he especially adores baking desserts of any kind.