CPAexcel's students learn from the top team of CPA Review Course Professors in the country. These professors author the content, deliver the lectures, and mentor those students who have elected to receive Professor Mentoring services as part of their CPA Review Course.
|Professor Craig Bain, Ph.D., CPA
Professor Craig Bain, Ph.D., CPA CPAexcel FAR Mentor Northern Arizona University: Franke College of Business: Professor and Accounting Area Coordinator Education: Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 1983–1987 B.S., California State University, 1976–1980. Courses Usually Taught: ACC 255 Principles of Accounting: Financial ACC 355 Intermediate Accounting ACC 490 Accounting Theory Employment History: Assistant Professor of Accounting, Boise State University, 1986–1991 Graduate Teaching Assistant - Financial and Managerial Accounting, Texas A & M University, 1984–1986 Graduate Assistant, Texas A & M University, 1983–1984 Certified Public Accountant for Daniel Jeffers Accountancy Corporation, 1981–1983 Accountant for Carlson, Wiley, and Pavlik CPA's Continuing Professional Education-Small Business Planning - Florida Institute of CPA'S, 1991 Analysis of Personal Computer Productivity, Boise Cascade Corporation, 1988 Incubator Development Options-US West, 1988 Research Work: Accounting Accounting Information Systems Financial Accounting Professional Organizations: American Accounting Association. Life member of California Scholarship Federation. Institute of Internal Auditors.
Northern Arizona University: Franke College of Business, Professor and Accounting Area Coordinator
|Professor Marianne M. Jennings — J.D.
Professor Marianne M. Jennings — J.D. CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer Arizona State University: W.P. Carey School of Business, Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies Professor Marianne Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in the Department of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty at ASU in 1977 and became a full professor in 1983. In May 2006, Jennings was named as the faculty director for the MBA Executive Program. Jennings also directed the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995–1999. Her undergraduate degree in finance and her J. D. were taken at Brigham Young University. Consulting Work: Jennings has done consulting work for AES, Boeing, Dial Corporation, Mattel, Motorola, CFA Institute, Southern California Edison, the Arizona Auditor General, the Cities of Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson, the Institute of Internal Auditors, AIMR, Boeing, Coca-Cola, DuPont, AES, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Motorola, Hy-Vee Foods, IBM, Bell Helicopter, Amgen, and VIAD.
Arizona State University: W.P. Carey School of Business, Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies
|Professor Allen H. Bizzell, Ph.D., CPA
Professor Allen H. Bizzell, Ph.D., CPA CPAexcel Author, Video Lecturer, BEC and FAR Mentor University of Texas, Austin: Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Business Administration/Graduate School of Business; Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting Prof. Bizzell joined the faculty in 1972 and retired in 2000. Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs 1979-1987 Associate Dean for Administration 1987-2000 Director of LEAD program, making it a success Allen Bizzell has been involved with the CPA Exam for almost 30 years as a researcher, developer of exam-related materials and review course instructor. He has conducted numerous CPA Exam-related studies, including several analyses of CPA Exam Candidates' Characteristics and Performance for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He has developed CPA review materials and taught review courses at both the national and local levels. Received the student council’s award for teaching excellence at University of Texas. Received Outstanding Faculty Advisor from Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society in 1975–1976. Only four faculty advisors in the entire US were honored.
University of Texas, Austin: Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Business Administration/Graduate School of Business; Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting
|Professor Claire Latham, Ph.D., CPA
Professor Claire Latham, Ph.D., CPA CPAexcel AUD Mentor Washington State University: Associate Professor of Accounting Education: Ph.D., Accounting from Georgia State University, 1994 M.B.A. from the University of Portland, 1981 B.S. from Rutgers University, 1975 Dr. Latham joined the faculty of Washington State University in the Fall of 1994. Her teaching interests are financial accounting, auditing and accounting information systems. Research and Teaching Interests: Financial Accounting Auditing Accounting Information Systems Information Quality (or lack of quality) Internal Control and Monitoring Mechanisms Analyses which enhance Decision Usefulness Transaction Analysis of interactions between physician practices and insurance companies
Washington State University: Associate Professor of Accounting
|Professor Ervin Black Ph.D., CPA
Professor Ervin Black, Ph.D., CPA CPAexcel Author, Video Lecturer and FAR Mentor Brigham Young University: Marriott School of Business: Professor Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995 Courses Usually Taught: Financial Accounting International Accounting Selected Publications: "U.S. Perspectives on Implementation of IFRS", Law, Corporate Governance and Accounting: European Perspectives, Routledge, 2011. "Pro Forma Disclosure and Investor Sophistication: External Validation of Experimental Evidence Using Archival Data", Accounting, Organizations and Society, Volume 32, Pages 201-222, 2007. "Empirical Evidence on Recent Trends in Pro Forma Reporting", Accounting Horizons, Volume 18, Pages 27-43, 2004. "Assessing the Relative Informativeness and Permanence of Pro Forma Earnings and GAAP Operating Earnings", Journal of Accounting and Economics, Volume 36, Pages 285-319, 2003. Awards: Outstanding Faculty Research Award , Marriott School of Management , 2007 Outstanding Faculty Research Award , Ernst & Young , 2005 Pricewaterhouse Coopers Fellow , PricewaterhouseCoopers , 2004 Environments for Mentoring Grant , Brigham Young University , 2002 Professional Organizations: The Business Association of Latin American Studies American Institute of Certified Public Accountants European Accounting Association American Accounting Association
Brigham Young University: Marriott School of Business, Professor of Accountancy
|Professor Christopher Meakin, MA, JD, BBA
Professor Christopher Meakin, MA, JD, BBA CPAexcel BEC and REG Mentor University of Texas, Austin: Senior Lecturer, Department of Information, Risk, Operations Management, Assistant Dean for Academics in the MBA Program Office and an Assistant Professor in MSIS Education: M.A., Rice University, 1988 J.D., University of Houston, 1987 B.B.A., Texas A & M University, 1983 Teaching Posts: Academic Post University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, 2001–present; Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, 1994–1997; University of Houston Law Center, 1989–1993 Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director, Business Honors Program Information, Risk, and Operations Mgmt. Department of Management CBA 2.226 Previous Career: VP and General Counsel, 160-employee start-up company, 1999–2001; Attorney, Vinson & Elkins, 1990–1999 Law clerk for Judge Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1988–1990 Teaching Awards: McCombs School of Business Faculty Honor Roll, 2003–2009 Areas of Research and Expertise: Business Law Corporate Governance Entrepreneurship Business Ethics Intellectual Property Securities Law Venture Capital
University of Texas, Austin: Senior Lecturer, Department of Information, Risk, Operations Management
|Professor Greg Carnes, Ph.D., CPA
Professor Greg Carnes, Ph.D., CPA CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer University of North Alabama: Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting, Professor of Accounting and Business Law Lipscomb University: Former Dean, College of Business Northern Illinois University: Former Chair, Department of Accountancy Gregory Carnes is the Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting at the University of North Alabama. His primary teaching interests are in Partnership Taxation and Taxation of Compensation and Benefits. He currently serves as President of the Accounting Program Leadership Group and formerly served as President-Elect of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. Dr. Carnes also formerly served as chair of the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University and Dean of the College of Business at Lipscomb University. Dr. Carnes has published approximately 25 articles in journals such as The Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Advances in Taxation, The Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, The Tax Advisor, Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, and The CPA Journal. He is a contributing author on Federal Taxation and Corporate, Partnership, and Estate & Gift Taxation (Thompson Publishing), popular textbooks used in undergraduate and graduate taxation courses. He also authors material for CPA Excel, one of the nation’s leading CPA Review Courses. He is a member of the AICPA, the American Accounting Association, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and the American Taxation Association. He has provided tax training for several national accounting firms.
University of North Alabama: Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting, Professor of Accounting and Business Law
|Professor Robert A. Prentice — J.D.
Professor Robert A. Prentice — J.D. CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer University of Texas, Austin: Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Professor In Business Law, McCombs School of Business, and Distinguished Teaching Professor. Education: J.D., Washburn University, 1975 B.A., University of Kansas, 1972 Robert Prentice is a lawyer who has taught business law, business organizations, securities regulation, and courses relating to accountants' legal liability since 1980. He has won numerous teaching awards and is a member of UT's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Professor Prentice has published more than 30 major law review articles on such topics as securities law litigation, tender offers, insider trading, securities regulation and the Internet, accountants' legal liability, and products liability. Teaching Awards: McCombs Undergraduate Faculty Excellence Award, 2004 Named a “Favored Professor” by Order of Omega Honor Society, 2003 MBA Elective Faculty Honor Roll, 2001, 2002, 2003 Hank & Mary Harkins Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes, 2003 Texas Blazers Faculty Excellence Award, 2001 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, 2000 Areas of Expertise: General business law; Account Regulation and Liability, Corporate Governance, securities regulation; mergers & acquisitions; insider trading; law of electronic commerce; accountants'' legal liability; business; business ethics. Current Research Projects: “Behavioralism's Impact on Securities Regulation" "The Impact of Sarbanes Oxley" "The Value of Securities Regulation"
University of Texas, Austin: Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Professor In Business Law, McCombs School of Business, and Distinguished Teaching Professor
|Professor B. Douglas Clinton, Ph.D., SPA, CMA
Professor B. Douglas Clinton, Ph.D., SPA, CMA CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer Northern Illinois University: Alta Via Consulting Professor of Management Accountancy, Department of Accountancy Education: Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington M.B.A. in Finance, Pittsburg State B.A. in Accounting, Missouri State University Courses Taught: Management Accounting courses at junior, senior, and MBA levels Cost/Managerial Accounting (value-based management/metrics, value-added/valuation methods, performance evaluation/management, balanced behavioral accounting, accounting education, and industrial engineering/operations research)
Northern Illinois University: Alta Via Consulting Professor of Management Accountancy and Burge Family Faculty Fellow
|Professor Pam Smith – Ph.D., CPA, MBA
Professor Pam Smith – Ph.D., CPA, MBA CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer Northern Illinois University: KPMG Professor of Accountancy Education: Ph.D., University of North Texas, Accounting M.B.A., University of Texas-Dallas, Finance B.S., Ferris State University, Accountancy Professor Pam Smith has won awards voted on by her students (Executive MBA Golden Apple) and by her peers (Illinois CPA Society's 2008 Educator of the Year). As faculty advisor, Pam sparked the creation of an honor pledge and code of conduct. She is co-author of NIU’s Building Ethical Leaders handbook, and a developer of the college's BELIEF initiative (Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework); both have been integrated across the college. Because of her research in accounting for derivatives and hedging, she was called as an expert witness in the Enron trial. Teaching and Research: Her teaching and research interests focus on financial accounting and reporting related to business combinations, valuation, consolidation, derivatives and hedging, and business ethics. From 1996–2000, Pam traveled abroad several times to teach in an international exchange program between NIU and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. In 1997 and1998, she completed a teaching appointment in the MBA program at the University of Texas-Austin. Pam teaches Advanced Financial Accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and Introductory Financial Accounting Executive M.B.A. programs. Pam delivers professional training on various technical issues such as derivatives, hedging, valuation, and has taught in NIU's CPA Review program. Pam maintains a practical perspective to teaching and research by drawing from her years in public accounting and training as an audit manager at Touche Ross. Expert Witness: To date, she has published over 30 articles in academic and practitioner journals, and stays current on issues by utilizing sabbaticals. In Fall 2007, she studied fair value measurements, business valuations, and acquisitions. Previously (Fall 2000), her research in accounting for derivatives and hedging led to her being asked to serve as an expert witness in the Enron trial.
Northern Illinois University: KPMG Professor of Accountancy
|Professor Charles J. Davis, Ph.D. CPA
Professor Charles J. Davis, Ph.D. CPA CPAexcel Author, Video Lecturer, and FAR Mentor California State University, Sacramento: Professor of Accounting Education: PhD., University of Illinois (1979) Master degree, University of Illinois (1974) Bach degree, University of Illinois (1972) Professional Certifications: CPA Dr. Davis is the recipient of university teaching awards for his courses in financial and managerial accounting. He also has taught at the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, and Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Dr. Davis is the faculty advisor to the MS Accountancy program at CBA. He has also taught in several educational and professional development programs including calculus for MBA students, CPA Review Courses, seminars for international groups from Russia, Turkmenistan, Latvia, and technical lectures in financial reporting for accounting professionals. His research focuses on standard setting, improvements in financial reporting, international accounting standards, and forensic accounting. Dr. Davis currently serves as the faculty advisor to the MS Accountancy program at CSUS. He is a co-author for Intermediate Accounting published by McGraw-Hill Irwin and has “Big 4” experience. He has contributed many journal articles in accounting and other business subjects and continues to consult to the business community. Prof. Davis has published in several domestic and international academic and professional journals in the area of accounting and health care finance. In addition, Dr. Davis is a co-author of Intermediate Accounting, published by McGraw-Hill (2002), a mainstream accounting text used by many universities in the US and internationally. Prof. Davis also has written several online accounting educational packages and has reviewed twelve academic accounting texts. Prof. Davis has been involved in many consulting engagements in the area of financial reporting, real estate feasibility, EDP auditing and accounting systems, and has "Big Eight" accounting experience (now the " Big Four"). He is the recipient of teaching awards at California State University, Sacramento and the University of Illinois. Areas of Interest Teaching: Financial and managerial accounting, accounting information systems Research: Most issues within financial accounting including standard setting, improvements in financial reporting, international accounting standards, and accounting aspects of information systems.
California State University, Sacramento: Professor of Accounting
|Professor Dan Stone, Ph.D., CPA, MBA
Professor Dan Stone, Ph.D., CPA, MBA CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer University of Kentucky: Gatton Endowed Chair, Von Allmen School of Accountancy and the Department of Management Education: 1987 — Ph.D., Accounting and Information Systems, University of Texas 1983 — M.P.A., Accounting, Washington State University 1979 — B.B.A., Accounting, University of Oregon Professor Pam Smith has won awards voted on by her students (Executive MBA Golden Apple) and by her peers (Illinois CPA Society's 2008 Educator of the Year). As faculty advisor, Pam sparked the creation of an honor pledge and code of conduct. She is co-author of NIU’s Building Ethical Leaders handbook, and a developer of the college's BELIEF initiative (Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework); both have been integrated across the college. Because of her research in accounting for derivatives and hedging, she was called as an expert witness in the Enron trial. Dr. Stone is a prolific writer, having been published in professional journals such as the CPA Journal and Journal of General Management. He researches and writes on financial literacy, financial attitudes and happiness, and seller fraud in online auctions.
University of Kentucky: Gatton Endowed Chair, Von Allmen School of Accountancy and the Department of Management (Business Analytics)
|Professor Donald R. Deis Jr. — Ph.D., CPA, MBA, CFE
Professor Donald R. Deis Jr. — Ph.D., CPA, MBA, CFE CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi: Ennis & Virginia Joslin Endowed Chair in Accounting, College of Business University of Missouri — Columbia: Former Director of the School of Accounting Louisiana State University — Baton Rouge: Former Professor and Director of the Accounting, Ph.D. Program Donald Deis returned to his alma mater in the Fall 2004 as the first holder of the Ennis S. and Virginia C. Joslin Endowed Chair in Accounting. However, Deis claims many other firsts at this University. In 1973, at the age of 19, he was the youngest student enrolled in the initial class of the newly formed Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi. In 1977, he received his MBA from the newly named Corpus Christi State University. Now, 26 years later, Deis returns to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. The Joslin Chair is the first of its type in the College of Business. It was established by the Joslins, who also endowed a number of scholarships to help students finance a college education. The mission of the Joslin Chair is to attract the highest-quality academicians possible to the accounting profession. After graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Ph.D. in accounting, Deis spent 10 years as the doctoral program advisor at Louisiana State University (LSU). From 1997–2003 he served as the University’s Ernst and Young Distinguished Professor. Before returning to his alma mater, Deis held the Joseph A. Silvoso Distinguished Director post at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Deis’ experience as a doctoral program advisor at LSU and his vision of a doctoral program for the College of Business are well-suited for his new position.
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi: Ennis & Virginia Joslin Endowed Chair in Accounting, College of Business
|Professor Donald E. Tidrick, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CIA
Professor Donald E. Tidrick, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CIA CPAexcel Author and Video Lecturer Northern Illinois University: Deloitte Professor of Accountancy University of Texas, Austin: Former Associate Chairman of the Department of Accounting, Director of the Professional Program in Accounting, and Director of the CPA Review Course 1991–2000 University of Notre Dame: Accounting Faculty Dr. Tidrick joined the faculty at NIU in the Fall of 2000. Prior to NIU he was on faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Associate Chair of the Department of Accounting and Director of the Professional Program in Accounting, UT's 5-year program. Don has also been a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. and B.S.B.A. degrees from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. is from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to being a CPA, Don is also a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Management Accountant. His research interests primarily involve audit decision-making and accounting ethics. Don's teaching interests include assurance and financial reporting courses. He is published in a variety of academic and practice-oriented journals, and is an active member in many professional organizations.
Northern Illinois University: Deloitte Professor of Accountancy
|Professor Janet D. Gillespie
Professor Janet D. Gillespie CPAexcel Author, BEC and FAR Mentor University of Texas, Austin: McCombs School of Business, Associate Chair of the Department of Accounting (retired) Education: M.B.A., Western Washington University, 1982 B.A., Colorado College, 1973 In 1994, Professor Gillespie was one of two people to receive the AICPA Innovations in Accounting Education Award. She has taught in the highly acclaimed UT Austin Review since 1986. Her diversified experience includes private industry and government sector accounting, systems analysis, and taking part in the development and implementation of accounting systems in both mainframe and microcomputer environments. Jan is the author of CPAexcel’s Accounting for Government & Not-for-Profit Organizations and Managerial Accounting sections. Academic Posts: University of Texas at Austin, 1988–2012 Teaching Awards: Co-recipient of the AICPA Innovations in Accounting Education Award, 1994
University of Texas, Austin: Lecturer, Department of Accounting, McCombs School of Business (retired)
|Professor Jeanne Yamamura, Ph.D., CPA, MIM
Professor Jeanne Yamamura, Ph.D., CPA, MIM CPAexcel AUD Mentor University of Nevada, Reno: Professor of Accounting Emerita Education: Ph.D. in Business Administration — Accounting, Washington State University Master of International Management, Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management Bachelor in Business Administration, concentration in accounting, California Polytechnic State University, Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California and Nevada Successfully blending her professional and her academic worlds, she brings her extensive background in public, private, and governmental accounting to her teaching. In the professional world, Dr. Yamamura has been: Mark Bailey & Co., Ltd: Director of Professional Services (currently) Audit Manager for Touche Ross & Co. in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands Senior Accountant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in San Francisco Internal Auditor for county government Internal Auditor for an international financial services company Vice President of Finance in the savings and loan industry A gifted teacher, she is an Accounting Professor Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno. During her distinguished career, she taught Auditing and Accounting Information Systems classes in the College of Business Administration. More broadly, she provides training to U.S. affiliated island governments in the Pacific Basin and the Caribbean as part of the Pacific and Virgin Islands training Initiative of the Graduate School, USDA and Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors. Her workshops are geared toward helping governments improve their fiscal accountability and financial management. Professional Associations Chairperson, Nevada Society of CPAs: First academic to hold the post in the organization’s 58-year history. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
University of Nevada, Reno: Professor of Accounting Emireta
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