Don Lux, DBA
Don Lux, DBA

Don Lux, DBA

Assistant Professor of Practice
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics


  • Assistant Professor of Practice

Teaching Activity

  • ACC 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 366 Internships in Accounting
  • ACC 377 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 491 The Financial and Accounting World: A Campus and Travel Course
  • ACC 493 Directed Independent Readings
  • ACC 577 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Accounting Analytics
  • ACC 579 Seminar in Accounting: Accounting Analytics
  • DBA 842 Ignatian Pedagogy
  • MBA 701 Financial Reporting for MBAs
  • RSP 103 Ratio Studiorum Program


Don Lux joined the Heider College of Business faculty at Creighton University in 2018 and serves as Assistant Professor of Practice.  He earned his doctorate at Creighton University in 2018.  Before entering academia, he began his career in practice on the corporate accounting side and transitioned over to IT with Y2K.  His IT work experience covers nearly every area of IT over more than two decades.  The companies he worked for in accounting and/or IT were Baker's Supermarkets, First Data, Valmont, LeaseTeam, Modis, eBay, and PayPal.

Don grew up in south Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central High School. He earned a BSBA with a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems.  Following that he earned a Master of Science in Information Technology Management as well as a Master of Business Administration. All from Creighton University.  Don lives with his wife, Alison, and their sons, Tyler and Ryne, in northwest Omaha.

Publications and Presentations


  • Lux, D., Knight, M., (2021). Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Excel Macros to Combat Academic Dishonesty in Excel Projects, Issues in Accounting Education, 36(1), 23-34, 2021
  • Gustafson, A., Knight, M., Lux, D., Mueller-Fichepain, D., McCarville, M., Shick, M. (2019). Catholic Social Thought: Current State of Implementation at Catholic Business Schools., Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 38(2), 145-176, 2019
  • Raval, V., & Lux, D. (2017). Blind Spots on the Cloud Platform, ISACA Journal, 5, 13-16, 2017


  • Compensation Structure Impact on Executive Value Judgement Shift Resulting in Occurrence of Fraud, 2018


  • Co-author (with Maggie Knight), “Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Excel Macros to Combat Academic Dishonesty in Excel Projects.” American Accounting Association 2020 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA August, 2020
  • Co-author (with Maggie Knight), “Leveraging Excel Macros to Prevent and Detect Excel Project Cheating” American Accounting Association 2019 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2019
  • Co-author (with Andy Gustafson, Maggie Knight, Mike Shick, Desarae Mueller-Fichepain, and Matt McCarville), “Catholic Social Thought at Jesuit and Other Catholic Business Schools: Current State of Training for Students and Faculty Initial Report Findings” Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference, Seattle, WA, 2018

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • Lux, D., & Kauzlarich, L., What Drives Best Practices Financial Behavior? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) National Financial Capability Study, under review at Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning

    Lux, D., Raval, V., Wingender, J., Compensation Structure Impact on Executive Value Judgement Shift Resulting in Occurrence of Fraud, work in progress

    Lux, D., Wingender, J. Case Study on AAER Market Impact for Fraud Cases, work in progress

Grant Funding Received

  • Small Research Grant Program through ACCU