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Teaching Experience: 

  • September 1989 to the present - Assistant, Associate & Full Professor at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

Areas of assigned teaching responsibility currently:

  • Teaching experience: Principles of Accounting I, Fraud Examination, Government Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Specialized Accounting Problems.

Education background

  • MBA - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Graduated 1989.
  • Bachelor of Science - Accounting - Southwest State University -Marshall, Minnesota- Graduated 1972.
  • Certified Public Accountant - Minnesota - licensed in 1979 - license current.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner - Minnesota - Certified in 1997 - certificate current.

Prior experience not in education:

  • 2 years public accounting Big 8 CPA firm - 1972 & 1974
  • 15 years Senior VP of Financial First Federal Savings -1975 to1989

Professional memberships 

I am currently a member of the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of CPAs
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Twin City Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Credit Union Executive Society
  • Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators

Papers presented

Presentations/Papers.

  • Made a presentation titled "Implementing Fraud Examination into the Curriculum" at the 2005 Annual Conference of the Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators. After the conference, I received several calls for additional information dealing with this topic. This same presentation was give to the BSU Business Club and the BSU Accounting Club showing the make up of the new minor. April, 2005.
  • Made a panel presentation, Trends in Ethics and Accounting Education, to the Minnesota Government Finance Officers at a conference in Alexandria in October 2003.
  • Made presentations on Fraud: Teaching Challenges and Solutions, An Introduction to Fraud Examination/and Ethics An Accountants- Responsibility to the Minnesota Association of Professional Accountants. - August, 2004
  • Made presentation on personal financial planning at the Newman Center for the benefit of engaged couples at pre-marriage workshops. - March 1995, 1996, & 1997

Professional presentations, speeches, etc.

  • Panel discussant on Ethics/Gender Issues at the Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators in 1995.

Awards, honors, and recognitions

  • College of Professional Studies Student Advisory Group Award - April 2006