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Department of Accountancy

Interim Department Chair: Dave Cornell, PhD, CPA, CMA

Associate Dean, Bloch School
Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy
816-235-2306
cornelld@umkc.edu

Nancy Wilkinson

Director of Student Services
816-235-2217
wilkinsonn@umkc.edu

Using the L.E.A.D. (Leadership and Ethics in Accounting Decisions) model, developed by Bloch accounting faculty and executives on the Accounting Advisory Council, the Bloch School prepares our accounting students by teaching deep technical competency as well as soft skills such as interpersonal communication and ethics, to transform tomorrow’s talent in the accounting sector.

The rigor of the Bloch Accounting program is evidenced by the fact that our program is ranked top 5 in the nation among medium-size schools for CPA pass rate.

Full Professors:
David Donnelly, PhD (University of Illinois), CPA
Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Auditing

Associate Professors:
David Cornell, PhD (Louisiana State University), CPA, CMA
Senior Associate Dean
Interim Department Chair
Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting

Leigh Salzsieder, PhD (University of South Carolina), CPA, ABV
Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Accounting and auditing

Georgia Smedley, PhD (Oklahoma State University)
Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Accounting information systems

Nancy D. Weatherholt, PhD (University of Kansas), CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Auditing and financial accounting

Assistant Professors:
Bonnie Brown, PhD (University of Central Florida)
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Kim Church, PhD (University of Arkansas)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Information technology, performance measurement

Tammie Schaefer, PhD (University of South Carolina), CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Academic Specialty: Accounting and auditing

Teaching Associate Professors:
Gail Hoover-King, EdD (Northern Illinois University), CPA
Teaching Associate Professor
Academic Specialty: Cost and managerial accounting

Instructors:
Julie Kline, CPA, MSA
Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting, auditing and internal auditing

Melissa Schulte, Master of Accountancy, CPA
Assistant Teaching Professor
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting

Adjuncts:
Cinda Chapman, CPA, CVA, CGMA, MSA
Adjunct
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting

Jeff Brown, CPA, BSA
Adjunct
Academic Specialty: Financial, cost and managerial accounting

Emeriti:
Larry Garrison, PhD, CPA
Professor Emeritus
Academic Specialty: Taxation (business applications, tax accounting, tax research)

LaVern E. (Howie) Krueger, DBA, CPA
Associate Professor Emeritus
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting, accounting theory