Lisa Daniels-Smith

Lisa Daniels-Smith, Davis & Elkins College

Lisa Daniels-Smith
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Location: Robert C. Byrd Center 207
Phone: 304-637-1433

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

The ability to educate students in a smaller environment. This allows you to focus on the students' needs so they not only achieve a superior education but can thrive in the future.


  • M.S. Accountancy, Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.
  • B.S. Fairmont State University, Fairmont, W.Va.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant


As a Certified Public Accountant with a career in the private and government sectors, Daniels-Smith has a strong background in accounting and business administration. Prior to coming to D&E, Daniels-Smith served as treasurer for the city of Elkins, a position she held for four years. As an administrative officer for the city, she was responsible for all financial statements, including budget preparation and adoption. During her time with the city, she developed and implemented an internal control plan to establish segregation of duties, raised the audit report level of opinion to an unqualified, which is the best opinion available, and provided customers an alternative method for paying their bills. Daniels-Smith also is the owner of Accounting Solutions LLC. She previously worked in accounting for Schleer Builders Inc. and Elkins Fordland.

Teaching Areas: 

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Business Ethics

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

Daniels-Smith is a member of West Virginia Society of CPAs and was the recipient of the professional organization’s Outstanding CPA in Government Award in 2014 for her outstanding contributions in 2013. She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Randolph County Chapter 74 Order of Eastern Star and Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. She is a past board member and treasurer for Randolph County Humane Society.

Additional Info: 

Daniels-Smith graduated summa cum laude from Fairmont State University, and was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business administration.