My main teaching objective is to excite my students the way I became excited learning about the disciplines of accounting, business, and economics. My goal is to be a mentor who provides the educational foundation and the real-life application that students need to excel in the classroom and in life. My desire is that they be productive in the world of business as soon as they begin their employment.
Prior to joining academia, I worked as a CPA in increasingly more responsible accounting positions for both Fortune 500 companies and a mid-size start-up. Ultimately, I was the Controller of a regional manufacturing firm that went through a purchase and then merger with another company. These years of practical experiences have been invaluable to my teaching.