Linda Poulson

Associate Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting
Koury Business Center 224
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5923


Ph.D., Accounting, Saint Louis University,

Master of Taxation, University of Denver, Graduate Tax Program

B.S., Accounting, University of Denver

Certificate in University Teaching Skills, Saint Louis University

Certified Public Accountant, Colorado and North Carolina

Employment History

Chair, Department of Accounting, Elon University, 1999-2002 and 2010 - present

Associate Professor, Elon University, 2004 - present

Assistant Professor, Elon University, 1998  - 2004

Assistant Professor, Regis University, 1987- 1991

Tax Manager, Arthur Young & Co, 1984 -1996

Tax Senior, Arthur Young, 1981 - 1984

Staff Accountant, Coopers & Lybrand, 1978 -1981

Courses Taught

Principles of Financial Accounting

Principles of Managerial Accounting

Intermediate Accounting I & II

Fundamentals of Taxation

Advanced Taxation

Leadership Positions

Chair, Department of Accounting, Elon University, 1999 -2001 and 2010 - present

Board of Directors, North Carolina Association of CPAs, 2011 - 2014

Faculty Advisor, Beta Alpha Psi, 2003 - 2008

Professional Activities

American Accounting Association

  • Diversity Comittee

North Carolina Association of CPAs

  • Board of Directors, 2011 - present
  • Financial Literacy Council, 2010 - present
  • Minority Action Committee, 2001

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

National Association of Black Accountants




Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, 2012

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Deans Award for Excellence in Sevice, 2006

SGA Faculty Member of the Year 2007