I graduated from West Virginia University with a Masters in Professional Accountancy. Prior to coming to Furman, I worked at Ernst & Young for 9 years, leaving the firm as a Senior Manager. I then worked for Advantica Restaurant Group for 8 years and was Assistant Controller when I left to come to Furman in 1998. My areas of interest include financial reporting, ethics in a business setting and the science of teaching and learning.


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Financial Accounting Prncpls

Theory and practice of accounting as applied to the corporate form of business organization. Analysis of business transactions, valuation of assets and liabilities, determination of income, and preparation and interpretation of financial statements.


Intrmd Financial Accounting I

In-depth study of financial accounting standards, the accounting process, and problems related to presenting income statements and balance sheets for business enterprises. Consideration of working capital accounts, non-current assets, non-current liabilities, and related income statement accounts. A significant service learning project is a required component of this course.


Intrmd Financial Accounting II

In-depth study of financial accounting standards and problems related to presenting an enterprise's balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Topics include investments, stockholders' equity, dilutive securities, tax allocation, pensions, leases and revenue recognition.


Advanced Financial Accounting

Study of business combinations and related consolidated financial statement issues, accounting for foreign operations, and accounting for derivatives.


Business Ethics

Ethical leadership and the ethical aspects of individual and corporate decision making in business with a focus on recognizing, analyzing and responding to ethical issues, both personally and organizationally. A significant service learning component/project is required.

As a teacher, I strive to create an atmosphere that promotes learning in a challenging and supportive environment. My passion for teaching is matched only by my passion for my discipline, which I practiced for 17 years prior to obtaining a full-time teaching position at Furman. For those students pursuing an accounting degree, my goal is for them to not only learn to think and perform like professionals, but to also learn to do so in a responsible and ethical way.

West Virginia University
B.A. Political Science
Fairmont State College
B.S. Accounting
Fairmont State College

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