Deloitte Professor, Head Department of Accounting
Ph.D. (Accounting) Southern Illinois University; M.B.A. University of North Dakota; B.S. (Accounting) Dickinson State University
Managerial and Financial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems
Judgement and Decision Making related to Accounting and Information Systems, Accounting Education
Head of the Department of Accounting
2018 American Accounting Association Best Research Paper Award - Forensic Accounting Section 2016 American Accounting Association Best Research Paper Award - Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section 2012 American Accounting Association McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Research Paper Award - Southwest Region Research Grant Awards from the Institute of Management Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Koch Industries, Kansas State University, Pontikes Center for Management Information Associate Editor - Advances in Accounting Editorial Board Member - Journal of Information Systems College Coordinator - University Honors Program (Kansas State University) AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee (Past-Member and Committee Chair) Consultant to AICPA on Managerial Accounting Curriculum Financial Manager - Steffes Corporation Certified Public Accountant - Kovash and Dasovick PC (North Dakota)
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University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration’s long-running Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, will not be providing services this spring due to COVID-19 concerns. Taxpayers are encouraged to call the United Way at 211 for help in locating an alternative site in their area or use the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File program.
As I write this, past mid-term, face-to-face classes continue. Will we make it through the semester? Regardless, our 40th year moves forward, pandemic or not! I am the last dean of this college to have worked for all previous deans. I look forward to celebrating with my colleagues, probably post-vaccine, to recognize where we have been and where we are today.
College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.
A path in accounting can lead almost anywhere. Just ask UNI accounting instructors and professors, who have diverse backgrounds in the industry. Here are just a few of them and their experiences.
The University of Northern Iowa’s accounting department ranked third in the nation in preparing students to become certified public accountants, according to a new analytic by Baylor University and UNI professors.
The newly created CPA Success Index estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam. The metric found UNI students had an 89% success rate on the notoriously difficult test, just below Texas A&M University (90%) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (95%).
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