2022 Presenter Bios



Presenter(s) Bio(s)

Presenters are listed alphabetic by Last name ( after Keynote speaker ).

Industry and Sponsored session speakers listed at the bottom.  
   
Glass, Dr. Tehia    

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tehia Starker Glass (pronounced Tia; pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Cato College of Education Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Educational Psychology in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  A former elementary school teacher and expert on educational equity, she is a Student Experience Research Network Fellow and consults nationally with teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to revise their instruction and curriculum to be more anti-racism oriented.  Her expertise centers on preparing preservice and in-service teachers’ culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy, anti-racism curriculum/training development, and exploring how caregivers and teachers discuss race with children. Dr. Glass is a TEDx speaker and author of Teaching for Justice and Belonging- A Journey for Educators and Parents (August 2022). Dr. Glass is also Educational Advisor and Certified Trainer with Brownicity: Many Hues, One Humanity, a curriculum-based educational consultancy focused on anti-racism; and Co-founder and Director of the Anti-Racism Graduate Certificate Program at UNC Charlotte. 
   
Akpan, Mfon Mfon Akpan is an assistant professor of accounting at Methodist University. He has a passion for emerging technologies and is an expert in virtual reality technology. He researches new technologies and educational methods to offer students a current, effective, and relative teaching experience.

Asante, Franklin


 Franklin Asante has been teaching at Westchester Community College since 2017 and is currently the Accounting Curriculum Chair.  He holds MS degree in Taxation from Long Island University, Brooklyn campus as well as A BBA degree in Accounting from Baruch College - CUNY.  He is active CPA licensed to practice public accounting in the state of New York.  He is passionate about teaching and helping student succeed in the field of accounting.  Franklin is involved in many campus activities including serving as the Faculty Advisor to the WCC Accounting Club, and currently serving as co-chair of the Westchester Community College COAP program.  Prior to joining Westchester Community College, he worked at KPMG as assurance Associate and held various staff and senior auditor positions in small and midsize accounting firms.  He was also adjunct lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College for several years and a semester at John Jay College-CUNY. 


Barentzen, Liz

Liz Barentzen is the Vice President, Operations and Talent Initiatives at the Center for Audit Quality, where she oversees day-to-day and long-term strategic operations, as well as leads and advances strategic profession-wide initiatives to attract and retain talent.

Previously, Barentzen was the Chief Culture Officer at Sol Systems LLC, a national solar finance, investment and development firm. In that role she worked to drive organizational effectiveness and helped manage change through a rapid period of growth, while overseeing all recruitment, learning, and retention initiatives. Prior to Sol Systems, Barentzen was the Director of Workforce Relations at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where she served as strategic and legal counsel to management and oversaw training and development, HRIS, benefits, total rewards, HR administration, performance management, and internal investigations.

Barentzen has 20 years of experience in Human Capital and is an Associate Certified Coach through the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program. A member of the New York Bar, she holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a BA in psychology from New York University.

Belden, Connie Connie Belden received her Master’s in Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Kansas State University. She is a Professor of Accounting & Business Administration at Butler Community College where she has taught for 30 years. She is also chair of the college’s Internship Programs. Connie services on the Butler Community College Curriculum Team and Faculty Development Team. Connie has received several teaching awards including Butler Community College Master Teacher in 2015, The 2018 Teaching Excellence Award for Region 5 of ACBSP, and the 2020 Cook Award from the American Accounting Association.

Blount, Kelli


Kelli Blount, CPA, is a Professor of Accounting in Austin, Texas. She has a background in audit, as well as accounting for sports and entertainment. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Texas, a Masters of Science in Finance, and a Bachelors in Business Administration, major in Accounting, both from Texas A&M University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading science fiction.

Brady, Kathleen Kathleen Brady is a Senior Lecturer at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She became an instructor in 2015, teaching courses in Accounting, Economics, Personal Finance, and Leadership to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Another key part of her job is professional tutoring in each of those subject areas which inspires her research. She also took on a new role as Online Coordinator, leading her program to become the institutes first fully online degree. When Kathleen is not teaching, you can find her at a playground with her three beautiful young daughters and husband Matt.

Breitbell, Cristal Cristal Breitbeil has been teaching for six years. She has been full-time faculty at Pikes Peak Community College for the last two years. Before starting her teaching career she worked in industry for over 20 years. Cristal holds an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs along with a CMA and CIA.
Burney, Laurie Laurie Burney, Associate Professor and holder of the J.E. Bush Professorship in Accounting at Baylor University, serves as the IMA’s Professor in Residence. Laurie’s primary research uses a behavioral approach to investigate management control systems, which she has published in high-quality journals. Laurie is an Associate Editor for the IMA’s Educational Case Journal. She serves on the board for the IMA’s Texas Council, the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, and the IMA’s Stuart Cameron McLeod Society. Laurie received the IMA R. Lee Brummet Distinguished Award for Educators and the LEI’s Excellence in Lean Accounting Faculty Award.
Cainas, Jennifer

Jennifer M. Cainas, DBA, MAcc, CPA, is a clinical professor at the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy at the University of South Florida. Dr. Cainas primarily teaches introductory financial and managerial accounting, but has also taught Intermediate Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems.  She is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  During her teaching career, she has taught and mentored over 15,000 business students and has won numerous teaching awards at the college, university, state, and national level. 

Jennifer has also been very active within the American Accounting Association, most recently serving on the CTLA Steering Committee (2019-2021) and the MAS Section Teaching Symposium Committee, organizing speakers for the January 2022 meeting in Portland.  She is passionate about student success and engagement, as well as helping other faculty members develop effective teaching methods.


Cella, Margot Margot Cella is Vice President, Research and Anti-Fraud Initiatives at the CAQ. She leads CAQ’s research activities, which has included commissioned research projects on the value of the audit and perspectives on management review controls. She also chairs the Anti-Fraud Collaboration (AFC) Working Group, comprised of representatives from the associations whose members comprise the financial reporting supply chain: Financial Executives International, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has been responsible for developing resources for the AFC, including case studies, webcasts, and reports on corporate culture, SEC enforcement matters, among other topics.

Christesen, Carolyn

 


Carolyn Christesen has been teaching accounting at Westchester Community College since 1998 and currently serves as department chair. She completed a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Eastern Connecticut State University as well as BBA and MBA degrees in Public Accounting from Pace University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the WCC Foundation Teaching Excellence award. Out of the classroom, she was the advisor of the Accounting Club for ten years and has co-chaired the advisory committee for COAP, a summer program for high school minority students, from 2002 to 2019. Prior to her appointment at Westchester, she taught accounting at Pace University and worked at KPMG and a small accounting firm doing auditing and accounting work. She raised three beautiful daughters and lives with her amazing husband in Connecticut. They love to read and cook and spend time with friends and family.

Clor-Proell, Shana  Shana Clor-Proell is a Professor in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU). She received her Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University. She is a Wisconsin CPA. Shana teaches Introductory Accounting in the EMBA program and Advanced Accounting in the MAc program at TCU. She has received multiple teaching awards. Shana’s research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Reporting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Business Ethics. Shana lives in Fort Worth with her husband and two daughters.
Deschamps, Michael Mike Deschamps graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego, serving as the chapter president for Beta Alpha Psi. After obtaining his CPA license, he earned an MS in accounting from SDSU. In addition, he earned his EA certificate in 2004 and an Online Education certificate from CSU-East Bay in 2017. He is currently a tenured professor and program coordinator at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA, where he has led the development of highly regarded bookkeeping and tax programs that lead to national certifications. He has been a frequent presenter on accounting topics at TACTYC's national conventions.
Duncan, Julie Julie Duncan has been teaching accounting classes at Lone Star College full-time since 2015. Her classes include a variety of formats: in-person, hybrid, and online. In all her classes, she strives to prepare students for a career in accounting by incorporating technology in the classroom. Over the past 4 years, she has developed two new courses for AAS Accounting students. One course on Advanced Excel Skills needed for Accounting and the second class on Robotic Process Automation. Julie also likes to integrate her own experience as a Big 4 Auditor and Senior Accountant in Oil and Gas into teaching materials.
Eason, Susan Susan Eason, accounting professor at San Jacinto College, holds the doctorate from the University of Houston. Susan enjoys learning and experimenting with new and innovative instructional strategies for student success.
Edmonds, Chris Coming soon. 
Edmonds, Jennifer Jennifer Edmonds is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is part of a pilot program using a lean, team-teaching model that significantly increases engagement, outcomes, and retention in online courses. The model has been successful in transforming and scaling accounting courses. She is an author on four introductory accounting textbooks published by McGraw Hill and has received the UAB Loudell Ellis Robinson teaching award as well as grants from Deloitte, UAB & Virginia Tech. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Birmingham-Southern College and completed her master’s and PhD in accounting at Virginia Tech.
Eisenhauer, Jerrilyn  Jerrilyn Eisenhauer, CPA teaches principle, intermediate and tax courses. Jerrilyn earned her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and has actively worked as a Certified Public Accountant since 2004. She works across business disciplines in the development of curriculum. “Spare time?"-she savors each moment with her kiddos in their homeschooling mission and mediates as team mom during little league games. Jerrilyn's family continue to check off MLB ballparks and enjoy the Magic of Disney at every opportunity! Survival: “Every day is gift; work hard and play harder.” Challenge: “What can I do better?”
Farmer, Karen Karen Congo Farmer, CPA, teaches Cost Accounting, Ethical Decision-Making, Energy Accounting, and designs and leads executive education programs at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. She is an author of Cost Accounting: With Integrated Data Analytics published by Wiley in 2021. An alumna of McMaster University, Karen worked at Ernst & Young, then transitioned to simultaneous accounting and teaching roles at Western University, in London, Canada. Leveraging industry and academic experience, Karen taught professional accounting students in CPA Ontario’s rigorous programs. Karen is the 2022 recipient of Texas A&M’s Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Excellence Award which recognizes faculty for exceptional teaching practices that create meaningful student-centered learning experiences. Karen also won 2018 and 2013 Baggett Teaching Awards, which recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in teaching innovation, curriculum development and student service.
Fredin, Amy Amy Fredin is a Professor of Accounting at St. Cloud State University. Her primary teaching responsibilities include Cost Accounting, Internal Audit, and Managerial Accounting. Amy works with corporate clients, as well, through St. Cloud State University and also in partnership with a local management and leadership development entity.  Amy earned her undergraduate accounting degree at the College of St. Benedict, her MBA degree at St. Cloud State University, and her PhD at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Amy and coauthor Karen Farmer just published a new textbook with Wiley, “Cost Accounting: With Integrated Data Analytics”. Amy’s other research interests include case teaching in the cost accounting area, the balanced scorecard, internal audit, and whistleblowing.
Friedman, Mark From the early days of the PC to today's wireless classroom applications, University of Miami Accounting Professor, Mark Friedman has been at the forefront of computer technology. He serves as Senior Editor of The Accounting Educators' Journal and has published numerous articles related to integrating emerging technology into the accounting curriculum.
Gill, Steven Steven L. Gill, Ph.D. Dr. Gill’s research includes how taxation affects investor decisions and methods by which to collect difficult to enforce taxes from individual taxpayers.  He has distributed case materials developed in conjunction with a “Big-4” accounting firm associated with the use of technology in the accounting for income tax process and has deployed those materials and software to students in his courses at SDSU.  He has taught courses in individual, business, and corporate tax areas and has also developed and taught courses in accounting research and communications.  Prof. Gill is an author on leading textbooks in individual income tax and tax research areas.
Hager, Ann Coming soon. 
Hatchell, Lori Lori Hatchell is a full-time accounting and business professor at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, has practical work experience from various accounting firms, and spent many years teaching secondary business and being the adviser of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Lori has been the Business and Technical Learning Council representative and Curriculum Chairperson at Aims. She is a current member, or has been a member of the following professional organizations: Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), FBLA (professional membership), Colorado Business Educators (CBE), National Business Education Association (NBEA), American Accounting Association (AAA), and of course TACTYC.
Hillard, Jeff Jeffrey (Jeff) Hillard is a Professor Accounting and Business at Montgomery College, Rockville, Md. Jeff earned his Doctor of Management from University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), an MS in Management from Purdue University. He is an active CMA and CPA. Jeff ’s experience includes corporate FP&A and controllership and an entrepreneurial Dot.com developing Excel add-ins. He has presented at multiple conferences, has authored five journal articles and is the primary author of Managerial Accounting Principles v3.0 by AME.
Howard, Anna

Anna E. Howard, CPA, CMA is the Senior Manager of Academic Initiatives at the AICPA. Before joining the AICPA, Anna served as a director of the Master of Science in Accounting program at Nichols College and taught accounting and audit courses at Merrimack College, Great Bay Community College, and the University of New Hampshire. She started her career as an audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and moved to the private industry where she gained expertise in corporate finance, IPO process, SEC reporting, and SOX compliance. Anna received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an MBA from Clark University. Anna is also a proud alumna of the Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


Jarecsni, John John Jarecsni is a part-time professor at University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and a consultant for CPA Canada. John has taught Accounting for 12 years. John is a CPA, CMA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds an MBA, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts (History). John is currently a Senior Auditor with the Government of Canada. 

Jones, Jeff Dr. Jeff Jones is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at Auburn University where he teaches financial accounting. He received his Bachelor’s in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Dr. Jones has received numerous teaching awards, including the Auburn University Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Teaching Award (eleven times); the Auburn University Outstanding Master of Accountancy Professor Teaching Award (five times); and the Auburn University Outstanding Distance Master of Accountancy Teaching Award (three times). Dr. Jones has public accounting experience as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche.

Kimmel, Paul Paul Kimmel has taught at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having received teaching awards from both institutions. He has published numerous articles regarding accounting instruction, financial accounting, financial instruments, and managerial accounting, and co-authors various introductory accounting textbooks published by Wiley. He also has public accounting experience with Deloitte.

Knauf, Jennifer Jennifer Knauf has taught accounting courses at GRCC since 2005. Before teaching, she spent five years in private accounting for transportation, aviation, masonry and manufacturing companies. She also worked in public accounting for more than a year, and spent two years as a professional Tutor at GRCC. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both at Grand Valley State University. She is also a certified public accountant in the State of Michigan. She has three children, ages 14, 12 and 10. She enjoys running, traveling and interior decorating.

Lesesne, Darryl Chief Internal Auditor, for a state/municipal court and previously for community commercial bank with assets in excess of $3 billion Education
• University of Maryland University College - Master of Science (MS) - Accounting & Financial Management
• Howard University - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Accounting Professional Certifications • CGFM – Certified Government Financial Manager
• CFSA - Certified Financial Services Auditor Teaching Experience in Accounting Curriculum
• Montgomery Community College, MD. Part-Time Instructor: September 2016 – Present
• Capitol Technology University Adjunct Professor (P/T) September 2013 – May 2016
• DeVry University / Keller Graduate School Adjunct Professor (P/T) September 2013 – May 2014

Li, Ran Ran Li, ABD, CPA, CGMA, is an assistant professor at State University of New York (SUNY), Canton. Prof. Li’s specialties include financial accounting, taxation, and auditing. She received New York State Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Fund in December 2018 and was recognized SUNY Canton Golden Apple Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2019 through the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Currently, Prof. Ran Li is pursuing her Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting degree through the University of Scranton.
Lowenkron, Matthew

Matthew Lowenkron teaches QuickBooks Online, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Statistics, Business Communication, and Income Tax Preparation at Glendale Community College. Matthew is the coauthor on Computer Accounting with QuickBooks Online 4e, and QuickBooks Desktop 2021 10e. Previous to teaching, Matthew worked as a tax accountant and is an Enrolled Agent. Matthew earned his BSBA degree in Management at Northern Arizona University, and completed his post-baccalaureate in Accounting at Arizona State University.

Maginnis, Jerry CPA in Pennsylvania.
Career was at KPMG (36 years).
Audit Partner.
Spent the last 8 years with the Firm as the Philadelphia Office Managing Partner.
Former President of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Executive in Residence at Rowan University, supporting their Accounting Program.
Member of several for profit Boards of Directors.

Manzo, Christina Christina Manzo is an Associate Professor in the Business Department at Queensborough Community College in New York City. Prior to her present status, she was a Vice President – Senior Credit Analysis for the Dime Savings Bank of New York and an Associate Business Manager for the City University of New York. In her current position, she teaches accounting and other business related courses. Christina’s research concerns comprise flipped classroom model, technology in the classroom, academic integrity, service learning and learning communities.
Martin, DeAnna DeAnna Martin, CPA, MBA, is a professor at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, CA. She has been teaching since 2001, both on campus and online. Her regular courses include College Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. Before teaching, she began her career at Deloitte, and she later worked in private industry. She obtained her CPA license, and she earned her MBA degree with a double emphasis in Accounting and Finance. She has earned two online teaching certifications utilizing both BlackBoard and Canvas platforms. She has also served with the Online Education Initiative to design a California state-wide online course rubric.

Mattison, Brenda Brenda Mattison has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in accounting, both from Clemson University.  She is an Accounting Instructor at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina.  She also has accounting work experience in retail and manufacturing businesses and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA).  Brenda is a co-author of Horngren’s Accounting and Horngren’s Financial and Managerial Accounting textbooks (Pearson).  Brenda is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA), and Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC).  She was named was named the Two-Year College Educator of the Year by the AAA Two-Year College section for 2020-2021 and is currently serving as Vice President of Conference Administration for TACTYC.

Mayes Jr., John John Mayes, Jr., accounting professor at San Jacinto College, is a doctoral student at Capella University. John enjoys helping students gain an understanding of the challenging areas of accounting and business management.
McAuliffe, Kristy Kristy McAuliffe, doctoral student at Texas A & M Commerce and accounting professor at San Jacinto College, strives for continuous improvement in her instructional delivery by seeking ways to actively engage students in learning activities.
McCarthy, Susan Susan McCarthy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Arrupe College is a two-year college of Loyola University Chicago that continues the Jesuit tradition of offering a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse population, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue higher education.
Miller-Nobles, Tracie Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA, is a professor at Austin Community College. Prof. Miller-Nobles received her master's degree from Texas A&M University and is working on her doctoral degree also from Texas A&M University. Prof. Miller-Nobles is the President of Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges. She has served in leadership roles for American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, and Texas Society of CPAs. Tracie has received several teaching and professional awards including the AAA J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook Prize and TXCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator. Tracie is also an author of a textbook, Horngren’s Accounting, published by Pearson.

Mitchell, Jill Jill Mitchell is a Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College. She was president of the AFWA-DC Chapter and served on the VSCPA board. Jill began her career with EY in Miami. She earned an MS in accountancy from UVA, an MEd from George Mason University, and a BBA in MIS from UGA. She received numerous state and national awards including the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; AAA’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award; and the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize.
Moore, Shelby I am an accounting professor with Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. I graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting, an M.S. in Finance and Economics, and an M.P.A. in Accounting. I previously taught accounting and economic principles with Amarillo College in Texas. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I currently am working on several campus committees and with Professor Tarrago on advising Phi Beta Lambda.
Osterheld, Karen  Karen Osterheld is the Senior Director of the Center for Advancing Accounting Education at the American Accounting Association (AAA). In this role, she is responsible for the identification, development and dissemination of best practices and innovations in accounting education across the academy.

Prior to joining the AAA, Karen was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at Bentley University and was a full-time member of the faculty for 31 years. During her tenure at Bentley, Karen primarily taught introductory and intermediate accounting. Karen was also responsible for the academic internship program for undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

In 2003, Karen received the Joseph M. Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising at Bentley. In 2008, she was nominated Faculty Member of the Year by the student body. She has also won two Bentley University Innovation in Teaching Awards and the Bentley University Service-Learning Award.
Karen has chaired the AAA Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting and served as the President of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section of the AAA.

Karen started her professional career at Arthur Young in Boston and has eleven years of business experience, primarily as a manager in the financial services industry. She earned her B.S. Degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany and her M.B.A. Degree from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

Patel, Katie  Katie Patel is the U.S. Diversity Talent Acquisition Leader at PwC. In her role she leads the diversity recruiting strategy for a team of 500 who hire ~15,000 resources annually between experienced and entry level candidates. Her team focuses on increasing the pipeline in various dimensions of diversity, including underrepresented minorities, gender, veterans, individuals with disabilities and LGBTQIA+. Katie began her career in the Atlanta office of PwC in 2001 as an intern and then started as an audit associate where she worked primarily on real estate clients. In 2008, she joined the PwC Atlanta recruiting team, focused on entry level recruiting, and in 2013 joined the Diversity Talent Acquisition team to manage entry level minority programs and partnerships. Katie earned her degree in accounting from the University of Georgia.
Roberts, Charlotte Charlotte Roberts has spent the past 16 years as a leading consultant in accounting education, bringing expert analysis and recommendations to the accounting profession, including educators, students and employers. In her current role as VP of eLearning at UWorld her focus is on helping accounting programs ensure they are ready for the 2024 CPA Exam Evolution. This includes providing educators with the highest quality accounting curriculum via innovative solutions. She is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, B.A. in Speech Communication: Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, and is an active member of the American Accounting Association.
Saint Juste, Guylaine

Guylaine Saint Juste serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of NABA, Inc. whose mission is Empowering. Black. Business. Leaders. At every point of the journey, NABA, Inc. represents more than 200,000 Black professionals in accounting, finance, and related business professions.

Saint Juste serves as a corporate officer on NABA’s Board of Directors, overseeing the organization and spearheading the execution of NABA’s multi-year strategic plan. She brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role as NABA’s leader, including previously working as Senior Vice President, Virginia Market Executive at Capital One Bank.

A change maker, innovator and activist at heart, Saint Juste joined NABA in February 2021 to create a platform that will educate, empower and mobilize Black Business Leaders, advance equitable representation in the industry and foster meaningful career connections to close the opportunity gap long the talent continuum, from high school to the C suite and business ownership, offer strategic thought partnership to business and academia, and accelerate Black representation at all levels of executive leadership.

Prior to joining NABA, Saint Juste was Executive Director of the National Capital Region for Year Up, a national workforce development organization that works to ensure equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults. During her five-year tenure, Saint Juste doubled the number of students Year Up served in the region, launched new curriculum and course tracks, and improved outcomes across all key performance indicators, growing revenue by over 40%.

Saint Juste is the Founder and Co-Chair of the George Mason Women in Business Initiative, previously served as President and Co-founder of the Women’s Alliance for Financial Education (WAFE), and was a board member for Goodwill of Greater Washington for nine years.

Saint Juste holds a B.A. in International Relations from George Mason University and earned her graduate degree in retail banking management from the University of Virginia.


Stephens, Larry Larry G. Stephens, CPA, JD/LLM, is currently a Professor of Accounting and Assistant Dean, Business Studies at Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas. Larry began his career in education in 2009 after more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience in the Oil and Gas and Electric Utility industries. He holds JD and LL.M. degrees from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a Masters of Science in Taxation from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Bachelors in Business Administration, major in Accounting, from Sam Houston State University. Larry volunteers with numerous organizations including the Texas Society of CPA’s, American Accounting Association, Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), and has done a number of presentations for state and national accounting conferences.
Stoudemire, Janice

Janice Stoudemire, founder and president of Palmetto Academic Consulting Services, Inc., is recognized as a leader and advocate for outcomes assessment. She is well-known for her workshops and conference presentations as well as the hands-on assistance she provides to faculty and institutions regarding student learning.After 25 years of teaching, Stoudemire retired from Midlands Technical College (MTC),  located in Columbia S.C. She actively served the college in various leadership roles including the co-director of MTC’s Assessment Institute, chair of the curriculum committee, director of the college’s SACS self-study, chair of the ACBSP self-study, and chair of faculty council. However, Janice is best known at MTC for her commitment to provide a quality educational experience for students and successfully prepare them for the workplace. Her dedication and contributions to education over the years resulted in the accumulation of more than twenty teaching and service awards at the local, state, and national level.  Stoudemire’s credentials include CPA, CGMA, ABA, ATA, professional work experience, and a master’s in accountancy.  Over the years, Janice has developed learning resources in accounting and taxation for publishers. Currently, she is a content development specialist for UWorld/ Roger CPA.   Janice is past president of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a global accrediting body for high-quality baccalaureate and associate degree business programs.  She chaired the associate degree commission and served on the association's Board of Directors and Accreditation Governance Board.  In addition, she has been a site evaluator for ACBSP and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a member of the national committee responsible for designing the first Education Testing Center (ETS) Major Field Test for two-year business programs.


Svarc, Dominique She has been providing accounting, payroll, QuickBooks and other accounting related instruction as an instructor at local community colleges for many years. She earned an MBA at University of La Verne. Pat is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Advisor for Desktop and Online, a Certified QuickBooks Consultant, and a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, and one of Top 100 ProAdvisors 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Pat is the author of QuickBooks Online Comprehensive and QuickBooks Pro 2015: Comprehensive for Labyrinth Learning. 
Tarrago, Linda As a member of TACTYC for over 20 years and an accounting instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL for over 27 years, Linda is constantly trying to find innovative ways to teach. She serves as the Accounting Program Manager and recently revived HCC's two-year accounting program. In addition to her teaching duties, Linda has been the HCC Dale Mabry VITA Site Coordinator for over 15 years and student club advisor for more than 20 years. Faced with a variety challenges (e.g. COVID) during her teaching years, she believes that change is the best coping mechanism.

Taylor, Jan Jan Taylor (Morris), Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, joined AICPA in 2021 as the Academic in Residence. Jan has taught multiple courses in the accounting curriculum, primarily financial accounting-related and auditing. She has published on a variety of topics in multiple journals throughout her career and has served in numerous volunteer roles at AICPA, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Texas Society of CPAs. Jan is licensed as a CPA in Texas and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA.

Thomas, Wayne Wayne Thomas is the David Steed Chair in Accounting and George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Innovation. He previously served as an editor for The Accounting Review. He teaches financial accounting, intermediate accounting, and MBAs. He co-authors Financial Accounting 6e (Spiceland, Thomas, and Herrmann), Intermediate Accounting 11e (Spiceland, Nelson, Thomas, and Winchel), and Financial Accounting for Managers 1e (Thomas, Drake, Thornock, and Spiceland), all with McGraw-Hill. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four kids.
Tietz, Wendy Wendy Tietz, PhD, CPA, CGMA, is a professor for the Department of Accounting in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University. She teaches introductory financial and managerial accounting in a variety of formats, including large sections, small sections, and web-based sections. She also teaches an intermediate accounting boot camp for incoming juniors and advanced management accounting. Dr. Tietz is active in AICPA, IMA, AAA, and OSCPA. She has received numerous college and university teaching awards, including the American Accounting Association Cook Deloitte Foundation Prize for teaching. She is the co-author of two introductory accounting textbooks with Pearson Education.

Ulrich, Mar Professor Mark M. Ulrich is an Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. He teaches financial accounting and cost accounting. Mark has been teaching accounting at the college level for over 10 years. His research interests include accounting education pedagogy and the CPA licensure process.

Mark currently serves in numerous volunteer leadership capacities at the New York State Society of CPAs, including President of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter and Director on the statewide Board of Directors. He is also a member of its Future of Accounting Education committee and was named one of NYSSCPA’s “40 Under 40” winners in 2020.  Mark earned his bachelors degree in accounting from St. John’s University in 2006, and his MBA with a concentration in public accounting from St. John’s University in 2007. He received his CPA license in 2008. Mark’s professional experience includes time spent as a senior auditor at KPMG and as a budget director at a large private university.

Warren, Carl Professor Warren's teaching career spans over 40 years. He has taught accounting classes at the University of Georgia, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and University of Chicago. He has published in numerous professional journals and has served on professional committees for the AAA, Institute of Internal Auditors, Georgia Society of CPAs, and AICPA. He is the lead author on the Warren Series of accounting textbooks published by Cengage Learning, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. His hobbies include handball, fly fishing, skiing, hiking, backpacking, and motorcycling.

Wayne, Cammy Coming soon. 
Weinstein, Eric Eric A. Weinstein (MBA, CPA) is a Professor of Business Administration at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, NY. Eric graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University in 1999, and in 2004 earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Eric was the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, was a practicing Certified Public Accountant in New York for over ten years and is the author of college textbooks covering both accounting and computing published by Labyrinth Learning.

Whitecotton, Stacey  Stacey Whitecotton is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She previously served as the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, where she managed W. P. Carey’s diverse portfolio of graduate programs, including their top-ranked MBA program. Stacey teaches managerial accounting and ethics for professional accountants. She has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also the lead author of a Managerial Accounting textbook that is used by students at ASU and other universities around the country.
Widdig, Monica Monica Widdig, CPA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Business and Economics Department at University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College (UCBA) in Blue Ash, Ohio. She holds an MBA from Northern Kentucky University. Monica has twenty plus years’ experience in corporate and public accounting before beginning her teaching career. In addition to the accounting curriculum, student success skills are an important ingredient in all her classes. She is a participant in the UCBA Faculty Learning Community with a research focus of learning and the brain.
Wild, John I am at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teach a wide range of accounting courses, including introductory principles, the financial and managerial accounting courses, and financial statement analysis. I enjoy writing materials to help students learn. My books include Financial Accounting, Fundamental Accounting Principles, and Managerial Accounting. In my free time, our family enjoys sporting activities, especially boating and hiking. We enjoy traveling to new places, particularly warm weather locations in winter months!
Wild, Jonathan I am currently at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and I have also taught at Madison College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I regularly teach courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and intermediate accounting. I am a CPA and earned my PhD in accounting from Oklahoma State University. My current research projects focus on accounting transparency, corporate social responsibility, and joint venture formation. I previously worked at PwC in assurance services. I love to travel and explore new places.
Williams, Idalene Idalene R. Williams, PhD, MBA, CPA is an Accounting and Business Management Professor at Metropolitan Community College (MCC), Omaha, NE, for the past twenty-five years and a Board of Director with TACTYC. She frequently conducts workshops on financial literacy, budgeting, accounting and strategic planning. Dr. Williams is very active in the community, regionally and nationally including Board Treasurer for Center for Holistic Development, Board Treasurer, Delta Education and Wellness Alliance and Immediate Past President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Omaha Chapter. She is a past evaluator and mentor for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Past President of ACBSP Region 5 and Past President National Board of Directors of Kappa Beta Delta International Business Honor Society. Dr. Williams is a recipient of MCC, ACBSP and NISOD Teaching Excellence Awards. Additional, she has received numerous honors and awards for her service in the Omaha community. Dr. Williams' Dissertation topic: Strategic Planning in Small Businesses: A Phenomenological Study Investigating the Role, Challenges, and Best Practices of Strategic Planning is accessed frequently and used as sources for strategic planning. She is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), AAA, Nebraska Society of CPA’s, AICPA, National Council of Negro Women, Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., DEWA, NC100BW, NAACP and a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Delta Fellows Program. She and her husband, Rev. William Williams, Jr, are parents of three and grandparents to seven awesome grandchildren.
Williams Smith, Kecia
Kecia Williams Smith, Ph.D CPA, is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Accountancy (MACC) Program in the Department of Accounting and Finance at North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T). She holds degrees from NC A&T and Texas A&M University, where she completed her PhD in June 2016.

Prior to entering academia, she was a senior manager at Deloitte where she led engagement teams in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice. Immediately prior to starting her doctoral studies, she was an Associate Director at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) where she created and led the Inspections Training Office that served over 400 inspection personnel.


Yacht, Carol 

During a 40-year teaching career, Carol Yacht taught accounting, computerized accounting, and accounting information systems at California State University-Los Angeles, West Los Angeles College, Yavapai College, and Beverly Hills High School. McGraw-Hill Education publishes Carol's Computer Accounting with QuickBooks Online 4/e, QuickBooks Desktop 10/e, and Sage 21e textbooks.  In 2021, Carol received the American Accounting Association’s Teaching, Learning and Curriculum section’s Lifetime Service Award.  In 2005, she received AAA’s Two-Year College section’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Carol earned an MA degree from California State University-Los Angeles, BS degree from the University of New Mexico, and AS degree from Temple University.



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Bathurst, Noelle
McGraw-Hill
Noelle is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Accounting at McGraw Hill. In this role, she works closely with authors, developers, and instructors to strategize and develop content and resources for key titles in accounting. She also partners closely with marketing and sales to support customers and promote products. Noelle has been working in higher ed at McGraw Hill for over 15 years. She lives and works in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two daughters, and their rambunctious goldendoodle.

Beck, Margie
EY
A veteran of both the public accounting sector and the overall field of accounting at-large, Margie has worked in client-serving roles for Fortune 500 companies and has coached and hired countless aspiring public accounting students.  She started her career on the client side holding roles in Audit and Tax at public accounting firms PwC and KPMG.  She then shifted into Campus Recruiting, where she hired top accounting talent for firms like EY and PwC.
Margie developed a passion for coaching students during her roles as a career advisor at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also counseled students on their CPA plans, and as an MBA Admissions Consultant at NYU’s Stern School of Business.  She recently returned to EY and serves as the Program Manager and Student Advisor for the EY Career Path Accelerator program, where she advises students on their CPA plans as well as manages the build out, enrollment process, and the day-to-day aspects of this unique program offering CPA credits to EY interns.
In her spare time, Margie enjoys taking bike rides and catching some beach sunsets with her husband and their two sons.
Borsum Sohn, Carol
Armond Dalton
Carol Borsum Sohn, CPA, MBA is a co-author of Computerized Accounting Using QuickBooks Online and is the Director of Operations for Armond Dalton. 
Cambridge, Judith
AccountingPod
 Chartered Accountant and Tech Entrepreneur, Founder and Co-CEO AccountingPod; Accounting Faculty, TBN
DeJohn, Christopher
Pearson
 Chris DeJohn is the content strategy manager for Quantitative Business at Pearson. His previous experience spanned editorial and marketing roles at both Wiley & Pearson. For the past 15 years, he’s been committed to solving the teaching & learning challenges within business education – mostly in Accounting. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children – two of whom are recent college graduates.
Eilert, Sara
Pearson
Sara Eilert is the product manager for Accounting at Pearson, where she's worked for 15+ years in editorial, strategy, and sales roles. She loves working with authors, students, and educators to design products that support teaching and learning. She's originally from Iowa and was a onetime philosophy graduate student, and now lives in Delaware, OH with her husband and 4-year-old daughter.
Haney, Mark

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Hartley, Pat
Labyrinth Learning

Pat has provided QuickBooks, accounting, and payroll instruction as an instructor at local community colleges for many years. She is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Advisor for Desktop and Online and a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network. She has been voted one of Intuit’s Top 100 ProAdvisors every year since 2015. Pat is the author of QuickBooks Online: Comprehensive published by Labyrinth Learning.


Kozlowski, Bette
KPMG
Bette is a national director with KPMG’s talent acquisition group and works as a part of the faculty and academic relations team. Bette has over 35 years of accounting and campus recruiting experience. Before joining campus recruiting, Bette was a senior manager in the audit practice and served a variety of clients in the manufacturing and higher education industries. As a director in talent acquisition, she develops and executes our strategy for faculty relations, including coordination of academic research projects, curriculum development and conferences. Bette is the university talent acquisition liaison with the Center for Audit Quality, the KPMG U.S. Foundation, the PhD Project and the KPMG Global Solutions Group.
Bette is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA). She is currently on the board for the Accounting Programs Leadership Group and is the Vice Chairperson-practice of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section. She was a member of the CAQ Influencing Academia working group. She has also served on the AAA membership committee, practice advisory committee and the education committee. In 2008, she completed a three year term on the AACSB International board of directors, along with previous appointments on the accounting accreditation committee and accreditation quality committee. Bette chairs and participates in AACSB accreditation visits. Bette received the Federation of Schools of Accountancy 2017 Practitioner Service Award. Bette is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Board of Trustees of her church.
Bette received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with highest distinction from the Pennsylvania State University and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi.

 

Kramer, Colin
Cengage
Colin Kramer, Product Marketing Manager for Accounting at Cengage Group. 
Leverett, Jennifer
Armond Dalton
Jennifer Leverett is our content editor and instructor liaison. 
Murnaghan, Tamsyn
Lyryx
Tamsyn Murnaghan, BMgt, MA (Lead), has worked in the higher education sector for over fourteen years. She is the Managing Director for Lyryx Learning, an organization born in the University of Calgary Math Department with the pursuit of developing effective online homework for large first-year university courses. After partnering with McGraw Hill Canada to provide online assessment for Canadian colleges and universities for over a decade, Lyryx moved on to publishing open educational resources (OER) for pairing with their sophisticated educational software. Throughout her time with Lyryx, Tamsyn has remained committed to advancing learning and making course materials accessible and affordable to students.

Stoddart, Scott
Certiport
 Scott Stoddart is the Regional Director for Post-Secondary and Workforce in North America for Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business.
He has been with Certiport for 20 years .
• While at Certiport he has served as the National Director for the Government and Workforce Sector before his new role as Regional Director
• He has helped develop Certiport's offline testing system for correction programs for inmates to take industry certifications while incarcerated.
• He served on the Broadband Digital Literacy Council for the State of New York – appointed by NY Governor Patterson in 2009
• In 2007 Scott helped revise the National Office of Job Corps Training and Achievement Records (TARs) in the Office Administration and Accounting Services TARs to include Microsoft Office Specialist and IC3 certifications. Recent revisions now include QuickBooks and the Microsoft Technology Associate exams which will be updated to the Information Technology Specialist exams.
Scott has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah in Business Administration, with an emphasis in International Business, and has a minor in French.

Treccia, Sean
KPMG
Sean is a Director in Talent Acquisition for KPMG LLP – a professional services firm with 80+ US offices and 12,000+ US hires per year. In this role, he has direct leadership of three key functions – Events & Relations, Inclusion & Diversity, and Branding & Marketing – for all talent acquisition groups – campus recruiting, experienced hire, and senior/executive talent. In addition, Sean leads the Global Student Programs such as the KPMG Ideation Challenge, the Global Internship Program, and the Global Advantage leadership program. Sean also serves as a national instructor for the KPMG Business School teaching a variety of courses. He has been with KPMG for over 18 years with previous roles including lead campus recruiter for Chicago, director of campus recruiting for the Midwest region, and national director of campus recruiting for faculty, marketing, and events. Sean has served on numerous NACE committees as well as being a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to KPMG, Sean worked in sales for a travel publishing company (OAG), in marketing for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and in college recruiting for United Parcel Service (UPS). Sean received a BS degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and an MBA degree from Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Business).

Trinchetto, Michael
Pearson
Mike Trinchetto is the Sr. Content Analyst for the Accounting discipline at Pearson. With more than sixteen years of experience in higher ed publishing, over a decade of this time at Pearson, he’s held various roles in marketing, market development, sales, and editorial – with a continued focus on the ever-evolving needs of instructors and students.  Mike spent most of his life in the New York area but has been living in Northern Colorado with his wife and two children for the past four years enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.  
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