Amy Igou

Halverson Associate Professor of Accounting

Program Coordinator, Accounting

Amy Igou
Location: 

CBB 354

Phone: 
(319) 273-7181

Amy Igou

Halverson Associate Professor of Accounting

Program Coordinator, Accounting

Prior to joining UNI, Amy Igou worked for 19 years at Deere and Company in a variety of accounting systems positions, including information systems audits and the implementation of SAP projects. After obtaining her doctorate’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, she joined the accounting department at UNI.

Igou approaches student learning by providing a variety of educational opportunities beyond the traditional exam. In class, students work on problems and discuss actual business technology scenarios. She pushes students to succeed and will guide them in achieving their course goals.

Hobbies & Interests:

In her spare time, Igou watches college football and basketball games. She also enjoy reading a variety of novels and nonfiction books as well as paper-crafting. Her and her husband like to travel and see new sites. 

Education: 

B.A. (Accounting and Computer Science) Luther College; M.B.A. St. Ambrose University; Ph.D. (Business Administration with Management Information Systems emphasis) Southern Illinois University

Teaching Interests: 

Accounting Information Systems

Research Interests: 

Accounting standards effect on IT operations; Software Development Methodologies; IT use in Nonprofit organizations; Using Data Analytics in the Classroom; Big Data applications

Professional Accomplishments: 

Prior to joining the UNI Faculty, Amy worked at Deere & Company for 19 years in a variety of positions in financial systems. Several years were spent on the SAP implementation team. Many of the experiences from leading and participating on the system development project are used as a foundation in her teaching and in her research.

Amy has recently published in the Journal of Accounting Education and Business Process Management Journal. She has also presented several papers at conferences as well as participated in panel discussions. 

Amy and Rex Karsten received the UNIBusiness award for Innovation in Teaching in 2016. This award was for their work on using university survey data for an in-class assignment in the MIS course. Amy was named the Tim Williams Junior Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018.

Amy is a Certified Management Accountant and remains active in the local Institute of Management Accountant chapter.