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Department of Accountancy

Department Chair for Accountancy: Leigh Salzsieder, Ph.D., CPA, ABV

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

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

 

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

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

 

Assistant Teaching Professors:
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

Nikita (Niki) Waldron, Master of Accountancy, CPA
Academic Specialty: Managerial accounting, financial accounting

 

Adjuncts:

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

 

Emeriti:
Dave Cornell, Ph.D., C.P.A., C.M.A.
Professor Emeritus
Academic Specialty: Financial accounting, accounting theory

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