Professor Peters is the Chair of the Accountancy and Information Systems Department at the Villanova School of Business. He received his PhD in accounting from Indiana University in 1996. Prior to his doctoral work, he graduated with a degree in accounting from Michigan State University and an MBA in finance from Indiana University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Professor Peters has work experience in public accounting after his undergraduate degree and commercial banking after his MBA degree.
He teaches financial accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Villanova University and previously at the University of Maryland. He has published in the top accounting academic journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and educational journals such as Issues in Accounting Education. His research on business combination accounting was presented to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania with his wife Jeannine and daughters Isabelle and Rita.